January 27th, 2024 6:00am
FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The Fairmont State University Athletic Department and Director of Athletics, Greg Bamberger have named Luke Barker as the 19th head football coach in program history.
"We are thrilled to bring on Coach Barker as our new head football coach," said Bamberger "He comes from a great pedigree and success at the University of Charleston, Indiana University of Pennsylvania as an Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator. I know he is going to bring a lot of energy and excitement to our team, and we look forward to seeing what he can do as the new leader of Falcon Football."
Barker has numerous ties to the Mountain East Conference including his most recent stop as the Associate Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator at the University of Charleston. During his stint with the Golden Eagles, he coached eight different All-MEC players including the 2021 and 2023 Offensive Player of the Year.
"We are excited to welcome Luke Barker to the Falcon Family," said Fairmont State University President, Dr. Michael Davis. "When I spoke to Luke during the interview process, he expressed his desire to be part of what we are building here at Fairmont State as a true partner with the community and I am looking forward to watching the team flourish under his leadership. I want to extend my gratitude to the community members and Fairmont State faculty and staff who served on this search committee. I know it was an extremely competitive pool and we are thankful for their commitment to the process and to Fairmont State University."