Former Eagles Great Dana Barros Joins MBB Staff as Consultant
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Boston College Athletics Department is proud to announce that the Varsity Club Hall of Famer and former NBA star goalie Dana Barros has joined the men’s basketball program as a consultant.
In this new role, Barros will help with alumni engagement and stewardship with Boston College season ticket holders and major donors, while also assisting the head coach Earl grant and his staff to connect and cultivate relationships with the male basketball alumni base. Additionally, Barros will work with Learfield as a media ambassador at the Boston College men’s basketball games.
“We are delighted to have Dana Barros – one of our greatest of all time – back on the heights, working closely with Earl grant, our players and our entire men’s basketball program, ”said Patrick Kraft, the sports director of William V. Campbell at Boston College. “We will all benefit from Dana’s invaluable knowledge and insight, as well as her connection to our alumni, fans and the local community.”
Barros will also serve as an advisor and key resource for the athletics department as Boston College launches its mentorship program for male basketball players. One of the greatest players in British Columbia history, Barros played for the Eagles from 1985 to 1989. A native of Mattapan, Barros was the 1985 Boston Globe and Boston herald Xaverian HS Player of the Year at Westwood. He played for the Eagles from 1985 to 1989 and currently sits third on the program’s all-time scoring list with 2,342 points.
“We want our student-athletes to have the best four years of their lives in Boston,” said Earl grant, the head men’s basketball coach of the Clément and Elizabeth Izzi family. “BC Nation is extremely strong with alumni all over the world. I think it’s really important to connect the guys on our roster with alumni and alumni for mentorship and advice. Dana is a great one. British Columbia legend and he is excited about the growth of the We are thrilled with Dana’s participation and energy as we work to move the program forward! “
The 1986 Big East Rookie of the Year and three-time All-Big East winner, Barros dominated the league scoring twice (21.9 points per game, 1987-88 and 23.9 points per game, 1988 -89). A recipient of the 1989 Nathaniel J. Hasenfus Eagle of the Year award, Barros was a member of the Varsity Club Hall of Fame class of 2005. Barros’ jersey was removed and raised to the rafters in a halftime ceremony. ‘a game against Virginia Tech on February 25, 2017.
“I can’t wait to work with the head coach Earl grant and the Boston College Athletics Department to establish a new culture, help establish an alumni presence and support – and be the basis of – this process, ”Barros said.
16th overall in the 1989 NBA Draft, Barros played 13 seasons in the league with Seattle, Philadelphia, Detroit and, most notably, the Boston Celtics. The 5-10 goalie averaged 10.5 points and 3.3 assists per game.