- Former Albany State Golden Rams assistant coach, Patrick Barbour was one of the first sources mentioned as a possible candidate when it became apparent Lane College would need a new head baseball coach when the athletic department let John Bates go after this past 2018 season.
In addition to a handful of others who were interested in the position, Barbour is considered one of the top contenders for the job.
Barbour spent two seasons at Albany State in the roles as recruiting coordinator, hitting coach, and infield instructor with former head coach Daniel Stockdale. Barbour was the Golden Rams pitching coach when they made their 2015 run through the SIAC conference championship making its second ever appearance in the NCAA Division II Regional.
Barbour has spent fifteen seasons coaching collegiate baseball as an assistant coach while recruiting at both the NCAA Division II and NAIA levels. The Kentucky State University graduate has proven to be one of the top recruiters through the years and widely hailed as one of the top college baseball pitching coaches.