Brian Barone is in his third year at Indiana after he joined the staff in late April of 2008. He comes to IU after serving last year as the coordinator of basketball operations and video coordinator at Marquette.
Prior to his return to Milwaukee, Barone spent four seasons as an assistant coach at Illinois State University under head coach Porter Moser. Barone joined the Redbirds after one season (2002-03) at Garden City Community College, working under head coach Earl Diddle.
He also spent one year (2001-02) at Central Florida Community College in Ocala, Fla. He helped guide the Pirates to an overall record of 21-11 and a Mid-Florida Conference Tournament Championship. The squad also advanced to the NJCAA Region VII semifinals.
Playing for his father, Tony Sr., Barone spent his first two collegiate playing seasons at Texas A&M. He was tabbed honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore and received GTE Big XII Academic All-Conference accolades as well.
He transferred to Marquette for his final two seasons, making his debut in 1999-00. That campaign was Crean's first with the University. Barone served as team captain during his tenure and was also named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team.
Barone earned his bachelor's in communications from Marquette in 2000 and completed his master's work at MU in the same field in 2002.
He and his wife, Mimi, were married in August of 2007 and have a son, Carson, who will turn one later this year.
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