• Department of Athletics



Degrees and Certifications:

Brian Barnett, M.Ed., RAA
Assistant Director of Athletics

Area of Responsibility:  Business Operations, Equipment

Years of Experience: 25

Collegiate Alma Mater:
University of Texas, B.A in Liberal Arts

Texas A&M-Commerce, M.Ed., Educational Administration


Brian Barnett graduated from North Mesquite High School and attended college at The University of Texas at Austin where he was a member of the 1994 Southwest Conference Champion Longhorn football team.

Barnett began his teaching and coaching career at his alma mater, North Mesquite High School, in 1997, where he coached football, basketball, track, and taught Spanish. Barnett, then, spent 10 years in Crandall ISD, six as the athletic director and head football coach. At Crandall, Barnett won two district championships and was named district coach of the year twice. Barnett also coached powerlifting and track and field, training many regional qualifiers, state qualifiers and state champion athletes.

Barnett served as assistant football coach at North Dallas High School in 2012 prior to a one-year stint teaching special education at Mesquite Horn High School. Barnett returned to Dallas ISD to assume his appointment as campus athletic coordinator at North Dallas High School. After five years there, Barnett became an assistant director of athletics in Dallas ISD and is now in his fifth year.

Barnett is very passionate about kids and realizes the tremendous impact athletics can have on the lives of young people. He believes that every kid should be provided the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities and strives to make it a positive experience for all of them. His goal is to teach life lessons through athletics that help student-athletes grow into mature, responsible young adults.

Barnett and his wife Shannon have three daughters, Brennan (25), Ryan (19), and Britt (15).


E-Mail: brbarnett@dallasisd.org