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Ben Barton
Ben  Barton

Position:
Assistant Coach, Nickel Backs (3rd Year)


Ben Barton returns for his second year where he will again coach the nickel backs on defense.

Barton's first stop with USD came in 2008 when he assisted Dale Lindsey with the linebackers and scout team. In 2014 he was linebackers coach on the South Carolina State coaching staff where he helped the Bulldogs win the MEAC Championship. Barton coached the MEAC Freshman of the Year - Darious Leonard. Prior to SC State, Barton spent the 2013 season as s graduate assistant for the defense at Louisiana Tech in Ruston, Louisiana.

Barton went to Louisiana Tech after coaching at Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kansas. While there, he worked with the linebackers and was the punt return coordinator while being responsible for recruiting throughout Florida and Kansas. Two of his three linebackers led the conference in tackles, while one of his linebackers was an All-American and led the nation in tackles.

Before Coffeyville, Barton was the defensive coordinator for a year at Sky View High School in Smithville, Utah. Prior to that, he was a defensive graduate assistant at New Mexico State in 2010 where he worked on the defense with the linebackers and helped run some of the Aggies football camps.

During the 2009 season, Barton worked with the scout team and coach Kevin Clune at Utah State, where he was a defensive quality control assistant.

While earning his bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska, Barton was also a student-assistant for the Huskers football program from 2006-07.

A native of Tyler, Texas, Barton graduated from Lubbock Coronado High School in 2003. After graduation, Barton spent two years at Lake Tahoe Community College from 2004-05

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