Andy Barker enters his 19th season as senior associate athletic trainer at LSU. Barker came to Baton Rouge following eight year on the athletic training staff at Florida State.
At LSU, Barker has played an integral role in the designing and implementing a state-of-the-art computer tracking program that assists the staff in following the progress and rehabilitation of injuries. The program produces daily injury reports for a variety of sports and it also tracks and monitors purchasing and inventory as well as tracking insurance and medical bill payments.
In April 2000, Barker received the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association “Backbone” Award, which recognizes the top collegiate assistant athletic trainer from the seven states included in the Southeastern district of the National Athletic Trainers Association.
A 1988 graduate of Clemson University, Barker became a graduate assistant trainer at Florida State in 1988. After two years as a graduate assistant, Barker was named an assistant athletic trainer at FSU in 1990 and served in that position until coming to LSU in August 1996.
While at Florida State, Barker worked seven bowl games and served as host trainer for the 1995 NCAA Regional basketball tournament, seven NCAA regional baseball tournaments and the Junior Pan-American Games in 1990.
Barker, a native of Clemson, S.C., enjoys playing golf in his spare time. He's married to the former Andrea Conerly.