Darryl LaBarrie, who played and later served on the coaching staff at Georgia Tech, is in his third season at an assistant coach at East Carolina. He works primarily with the perimeter players during the season while also serving as the program's recruiting coordinator.
LaBarrie has helped produced the top two 3-point shooting seasons in school history. During the 2008-09 season the Pirates made a school-record 261 triples breaking the record established a year earlier. ECU has ranked first or second in Conference USA in 3-point field goal shooting under LaBarrie's instruction.
A 2001 graduate of Georgia Tech, LaBarrie spent the 2006-07 season as an assistant coach at Campbell. Prior to joining the Fighting' Camels' staff he served as a coach with the highly regarded Atlanta Celtics AAU program. He also worked as a regional NBA scout for Marty Blake's Court Report as well as serving as assistant coach at Stone Mountain (Ga.) High School.
While pursuing his master's degree in sports administration from Georgia State, LaBarrie spent two years as a graduate assistant at Tech. He worked one year in general athletics administration (2003-04), then the following campaign with the men's basketball program (2004-05).
While working on Coach Paul Hewitt's staff, LaBarrie assisted with coordinating on-campus recruiting visits, supervised the student-manager staff, and assisted with team travel, equipment orders, and practice preparation. He also assisted in the monitoring of team academics and community outreach as well as pre-and post-season conditioning, player development and game preparation.
LaBarrie earned three letters at Georgia Tech, playing two years under former head coach Bobby Cremins, and one for Hewitt. He helped lead the Yellow Jackets to the 2001 NCAA Tournament and received his B.S. in management that year. He began his collegiate career at Florida A&M, where he earned Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team honors as a freshman before transferring to Tech.
A native of Decatur, Ga., LaBarrie was named first-team all-state and DeKalb County Player-of-the-Year as a senior when he led Tucker High School to a state title. LaBarrie and his wife, Aisha, are parents two daughters, Sydney Ayele (4) and Kai Marie (2).