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Barry Joins Women’s Basketball Coaching Staff

by | Aug 9, 2023


DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson College head coach Gayle Fulks has announced the addition of Laura Barry as assistant for the upcoming 2023-24 season.

Barry will serve as a full-time assistant coach with the program after spending the last five years working for both Peak Basketball LLC in Boone, N.C., and Point Guard College. Barry also served as the head women’s basketball coach at Watauga High School where she led the team to a 124-55 record in seven years.

“I am thrilled to be announcing the addition of Laura to our coaching staff,” said Fulks. “She is an excellent basketball coach that has been a winner at every level, but an even better person that truly embodies our program’s values. Her mentorship both on and off the court will be great for our players, as she has been in their shoes, striving for championships on the court, being a great teammate and leader and excelling as a student in the classroom. I can’t wait for her to get started!”

Barry is a 2009 graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where she earned her degree in Exercise and Sport Science as well as Communication Studies. Barry went on to complete her Master’s in Executive Management from St. John’s University in 2013. While at UNC, Barry had a stellar career as a student-athlete on the women’s basketball team where she served as a valued member of two ACC Championship squads in addition to making a Final Four appearance with the Tar Heels in 2007. In the classroom, Barry was a four-year Dean’s List and three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll honoree. She capped off her collegiate accolades by earning the Team Inspiration Award during the 2008-09 season. 

“I am extremely excited to join Coach Fulks’ staff and have the opportunity to coach and mentor these student-athletes,” Barry said. “Davidson College has a rich tradition of serious academics alongside a high level of basketball, and I am thrilled to be a part of that as well as compete in this league. I am grateful for this opportunity to continue to work with young people through the game of basketball and as a part of the Davidson Athletics family.”

For her coaching efforts, Barry was named the Coach of the Year in the High/Northwestern Conference in 2018 and 2022 and was a 40-Under-40 honoree by the Boone Chamber of Commerce in 2020. She rounds out her coaching accolades having earned the Homer Morrison Memorial Eight Who Make a Difference Award by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association in 2020.

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