The Boston College Athletics Department announced that Varsity Club Hall of Famer and former NBA standout guard Dana Barros has joined the men’s basketball program as a consultant.
In this new role, Barros will assist with alumni engagement and stewardship with Boston College season ticket holders and key donors, while helping head coach Earl Grant and his staff in building a connection and cultivating relationships with the men’s basketball alumni base. Additionally, Barros will work with Learfield as a media ambassador during Boston College men’s basketball games.
“We are thrilled to have Dana Barros – one of our all-time greats – back at the Heights, working closely with Earl Grant, our players, and our entire men’s basketball program,” said Patrick Kraft, the William V. Campbell Director of Athletics at Boston College. “All of us will benefit from Dana’s invaluable knowledge and insight, as well as his ties to our alumni, fans, and the local community.”
Barros will also serve as an advisor and key resource to the athletics department as Boston College launches its Men’s Basketball Player Mentorship Program. One of the greatest players in BC history, Barros starred for the Eagles from 1985-89. Originally from Mattapan, Barros was the 1985 Boston Globe and Boston Herald Player of the Year out of Xaverian H.S. in Westwood. He starred for the Eagles from 1985-89 and currently ranks third on the program’s all-time scoring list, with 2,342 points.
“We want our student-athletes to have the best four years of their life while in Boston,” said Earl Grant, the Clement and Elizabeth Izzi Family Head Men’s Basketball Coach. “BC Nation is extremely strong with alumni all over the world. I believe it’s very important to connect the guys on our roster with former players and other alums for mentorship and guidance. Dana is a BC legend and he is excited about the growth of the program. We are excited to have Dana’s involvement and energy as we work to move the program forward!”
The 1986 Big East Rookie of the Year and three-time All-Big East honoree, Barros led the league in scoring twice (21.9 points per game, 1987-88 and 23.9 points per game, 1988-89). The recipient of the 1989 Nathaniel J. Hasenfus Eagle of the Year award, Barros was a member of the Varsity Club Hall of Fame Class of 2005. Barros’ jersey was retired and raised to the rafters in a halftime ceremony of a game against Virginia Tech on Feb. 25, 2017.
“I look forward to working with head coach Earl Grant and the Boston College Athletics Department to establish a new culture, help build an alumni presence, and support – and be the foundation for – that process,” Barros said.
The 16th overall pick in the 1989 NBA Draft, Barros played 13 seasons in the league with Seattle, Philadelphia, Detroit, and most notably, the Boston Celtics. The 5-10 guard averaged 10.5 points and 3.3 assists per game.