Barron joins Navy Basketball program in operations role

Brett Barron has been added to the men’s basketball staff at the United States Naval Academy in an operations role. Barron spent three seasons at Randolph-Macon has the head assistant coach under Josh Merkel.
“Brett did nothing but add value and push the program forward in his three seasons with us,” said Merkel. “His record while here speaks for itself and Navy is getting a servant leader, a great coach, and a better human being. The Naval Academy is one of the best places to work and I am grateful he is working along such a talented and committed staff. Brett is a relentless recruiter, a relationship builder, a problem solver, a strength training expert, and a great mentor and role model for our young men. We are looking forward to following his coaching journey and appreciate his investment while at RMC!”
In his time at RMC, Barron helped the Yellow Jackets to a 74-3 record overall including the first national championship title in school history in 2022. In that same span, Randolph-Macon won three ODAC championships and has seen two players sign contracts to play professionally, Buzz Anthony and Miles Mallory. Anthony was named National Player of the Year in 2022 and Mallory was a First Team All-American in 2023.
“Becoming a part of the Randolph-Macon men’s basketball program has been the most impactful experience of my life,” said Barron. “The people I was fortunate enough to work with on a daily basis across the RMC community were an integral part to making the experience special.
“I cannot thank Coach Merkel enough for taking a chance on me and bringing me into the Jackets Family. His mentorship has been crucial to not only my professional development, but my personal development as well. I am excited to continue building on the relationship we have established for years to come. Another huge part of my experience at RMC were the partnerships with the assistants, including the ones who were a part of the program before my arrival. These men are intelligent, tireless workers who I leaned on and learned from on how to uphold the high expectations of the program. What really makes the experience of coaching at Randolph-Macon fulfilling are the student-athletes. The relationships developed with the current players and alumni are ones I will always cherish and look forward to enhancing throughout the years.
“This is a special time for the Randolph-Macon Men’s Basketball program. There will be a ton of new faces along with familiar ones who were key to the success over the past few years. I am ecstatic to see from afar the next steps the program takes, and how this team will continue to carry on ‘the standard’ and the tradition of excellence set by the people who have come before them. Always and forever, Jackets Family.”

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