Jim Barnes will serve as a camp coach for the IFAF 2014 World Development Team Camp to be held at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, in January 2014. Jim will be on the offensive staff and focusing on quarterbacks from around the globe who will be in for the one-week fundamentals camp.
Coach Barnes has a long trajectory both as coach and as clinician. For 16 years he has been Head Coach at Augustana College of Illinois and The College of Wooster of Ohio. Added to that his tenures as Assistant Football Coach at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, OH and Marietta College, Marietta, OH.
As speaker, Coach Barnes has participated in numerous clinic speaking engagements in Ohio and Illinois on defensive, offensive, special teams and program organizational aspects of football. He has also been an IFAF Clinic Speaker Coaches Development Tour to France, England, Denmark and Sweden in 2008, Certification Clinic Speaker for German Federation in 2009, IFAF Clinic Speaker for Coaches Clinic to Nigeria, Africa in 2011 and 2012 and a Seminar Presenter for France National Senior Staff (French Federation of Football America).
Internationally Jim Barnes has lead his college teams into international competitions to Italy (2004), Czech Republic (2007), Switzerland (2010) and Austria (2007, 2010), as well as serving as Coach for US ‘Stars & Stripes’ Team in Tazon de Estrellas (NCAA Division III All-Stars vs. CONADEIP All-Stars in Mexico from 2010 through 2012.
Currently Barnes is the president of American Football Worldwide, a company devoted to organize, promote and lead international competition tours for college and high school football teams, as well as providing position training to high school and youth players.
Coach Barnes has earned the following awards: CCIW Coach of the Year in 2005, NCAC Coach of the Year in 1997, Knut Ericson Award Winner in 1981 as the Top Male Academic Senior Athlete at Augustana College. At his alma mater he was a 4-Year Letterman, Team Captain in 1980 and was elected 2-time All-CCIW.