Geordon Pollard

Rising Pinson Valley senior Geordon Pollard (23) goes up for a basket last season at Jacksonville State University. 

There appears to be a new head boys basketball coach at Pinson Valley High School.

According to a Twitter post by Darrell Barber, who won three state championships as the head coach at Midfield, he has accepted the opening left by Cedric Lane in March.

Barber led the Patriots to the Class 3A title in 2014 and 2017 following a Class 4A state championship in 2012. He also led Midfield to Final 4 runs in 2011 and 2016. He was unable to defend his 2017 crown, due to a rules violation that forced Midfield to forfeit its sub-regional game last season.

The AHSAA violation came down as a result of one too many regular season games played. Barber had the Patriots ranked No. 2 in the Alabama Sports Writers Association poll at the time of the infraction.

In his post, Barber wrote, “The foundation has been set and I look forward to not only continuing that, but taking it to the next step.”

Erik Harris is the Sports Editor of The North Jefferson News. Email him at or follow him on Twitter @jeharris2.

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