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Coach Barks, "CB"
Educator- Health, Physical Education & Physical Fitness
Head Coach- High School Men's Soccer Program

Education:
B.A. Education, Health & Physical Education
-Muskingum University '07
M.A. Coaching & Athletic Administration
-Concordia University Irvine '17

Contact Information: 740-455-4055 ext. 2013 | rbarks@westmschools.org

Greetings!

This is my 14th year as an educator and coach for the West Muskingum Local School District.  I spent my first 12 years at West teaching at the High School; one year as an Intervention Specialist, teaching History, and 11 years teaching Health, Physical Education and Physical Fitness.  This is my second year at the Middle School teaching 8th grade Health (for high school graduation credit) and 5th-7th grade Physical Education.  I have been the varsity men's soccer coach here for 14 years and this is my 24th year coaching.  At West Muskingum, I am very fortunate and blessed to be working with such an incredible staff who truly care about each student's success in the classroom and, more importantly, in life!

CB's Classroom Expectations:
1) Put Health & Safety first in ALL your decisions!
2) Be RESPECTFUL!
3) Be RESPONSIBLE!
4) Be RESILIENT!
5) GIVE YOUR MAX EFFORT!


2021-22 "Blended Learning" (BL) assignments will be posted under the Health & P.E. subpages to the left of your screen on inclement weather days 6, 7, and 8.  *Reminder- 5th & 6th grade students will only need to complete these assignments when they are scheduled to have P.E. and school is closed that day.*  Students will also receive emails from Google Classroom that will include the specific link to their BL assignment.

If you have a question about any of my courses or the men's soccer program, please contact me using my school email or phone number and I will be happy to help!

Have a great day!
CB


More info on CB:
I am blessed with a wonderful wife and two amazing daughters.  Since 2015, I have been with the Arsenal Soccer Club in Zanesville as a board member and a u15-19 women's coach.

Former Careers:
West Muskingum HS Men's Track Team, Head Coach (2014)
Muskingum University Men's Soccer Team, GA Coach (2007); vol Coach (2005-06, 08)
AutoZone D.C., Inbounder/Yard Dog (1999-2008)
Zanesville HS Men's Soccer Program, Head Coach (2001-06); JV Head/Varsity Asst. Coach (1999-00)
Fieldhouse Force Soccer Club, u17G Head Coach (2001)
Muskingum County "M.C." United Soccer Club, u16B Head Coach (1999) & u19B Asst. Coach ('98)
Sports Sensation, Asst. Manger (1998-99)

Other Interest:
Power Lifting (retd.) | Fitness | Golf | Classic Cars | Food | Music/Movies | Travel

Coaching & Teaching Accomplishments/Honors:

  • 16 Varsity High School Team Sportsmanship Awards
  • 15 Varsity High School Teams with State Academic Honors
  • 10 All-Ohio Student-Athletes
  • Nine Sectional Championships, Eight District Finals Appearances, Two Sweet-16 Appearances, and an Elite-Eight Appearance
  • Three Ohio High School Cup Championship Teams
  • Three-time Ohio High School East District DIII Coach of the Year
  • Two-time Ohio Valley Athletic Conference All-Star Coach for the "East"
  • Two All-Region Student-Athletes
  • 2020 West Muskingum Men's Soccer Team, Best Record in School History: 15-2-2, 15 Match Unbeaten Streak, 13 Shutouts (8 Shutout Streak, T12th State Record)
  • 2019 U18 Girls Strawberry Soccer Invitational Champions
  • 2018 Zanesville High School Soccer “Darrell Lear” Leadership Award Recipient
  • 2015 U19 Girls Nike Challenge Cup Champions & Buckeye Premier League Champions
  • 2013 West Muskingum High School Teacher of the Year
  • 2013 Zanesville Daybreak Rotary Teacher Recognition Award
  • 2013 N.F.H.S. & O.H.S.A.A. Sportsmanship, Ethics & Integrity Award Recipient
  • 2012 “Respect the Game” State Award Recipient
  • 2010 Muskingum Valley League Champions & Coach of the Year
  • Career Bookings: only seven yellow cards, including a soft red card, in 24 years
  • 119 Varsity Coaching Wins at West Muskingum, 167 Varsity Coaching Wins and 207 Career Wins as a Head Coach
     
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