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Roger Powell Jr.
Head Coach
Pat Baldwin
Assistant Coach
Matt Gordon
Assistant Coach
A.J. Moye
Assistant Coach
Lubos Barton
Director of Recruiting & Player Development
Quintin Garrison
Special Assistant to the Head Coach
Sean Taylor
Video Coordinator / Director of Basketball Operations
Seamus Glennon
Director of Sports Performance (MBB)
Morgan Schumacher, LAT, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer (MBB)
Julie Vick
Administrative Assistant
Jacob Lindsey
Graduate Assistant
Colin Walls
Graduate Assistant
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Lubos Barton

Lubos Barton

Director of Recruiting & Player Development

Email Lubos.Barton@valpo.edu

Over two decades after wrapping up his storied career donning the brown and gold, Lubos Barton is impacting a new generation of Valpo men’s basketball student-athletes as the former professional basketball standout returned to his alma mater as Director of Recruiting and Player Development prior to the 2023-24 season. 

After retiring from his professional playing career, Barton stayed in the game of basketball as he began coaching in 2016. He started in Spain and soon joined the coaching staff for the Czech Republic national team. He has coached FC Barcelona junior teams and was the head coach of the Czech Republic Under 18 team for four years. Last summer, he was also an assistant coach for the Czech Republic senior national team. This summer, he went to China for the University games with the U23 team. Other stops during his journey include EuroproBasket Girona, Basketball Brno – Next Generation and ACB in Spain.

In 2019, he accepted a position on the coaching staff at Baylor, and was part of head coach Scott Drew’s staff in early 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic put his NCAA coaching desires on pause. Three years later, another NCAA opportunity has led Barton back to the United States, this time at a very familiar institution.  

Barton, part of the Valpo Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017, was a standout on the court from 1998-2002, leading the team to three Mid-Continent Conference regular season titles, three conference tournament championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances. He was named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Year as a senior in 2002 while also earning Honorable Mention All-American honors from the Associated Press. The conference’s Newcomer of the Year in 1999 as a freshman, Barton earned all-conference accolades in each of his four seasons – including first team honors twice – and was the conference’s Tournament MVP as a sophomore in 2000.

Barton’s name still appears throughout the Valpo program record book, as he ranks fifth in program history in career points (1,675), seventh in rebounds (753), tied for seventh in assists (360), fourth in 3-pointers (244), 10th in made field goals (566), 10th in blocked shots (74) and owns the program record for career steals with 190. His 63 steals in 2001-02 stood for nearly two decades as the single-season program record and now rank second in single-season program history.

Barton’s professional playing career featured time with top-class European teams such as Fortiduo Bologna, Virtus Roma, Joventut Badalona and Barcelona. He is a FibaCup champion, Spanish Cup Champion, Spanish league ACB Champion, Eurocup Champion and Euroleague Champion.