Barlow is staying true to his “Leave no Doubt” motto. His great season not only earned them numerous accolades for his 2017 student-athlete top honors and opportunities, but he also was named the 2017 CIAA Coach of the Year.
Barlow spent eight years in the NFL: five years with the Jacksonville Jaguars, one year with the Oakland raiders and two years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he won the Championship in Super Bowl XXXVII. He was used as a secondary wide receiver and punt returner. In 1997, he led the NFL in punt return yards with 555 yards on 43 returns.
In addition to be an accomplished player, Coach Barlow comes to VSU with more than a decade of coaching experience. He coached at several secondary schools before being offered a coaching position at his alma mater, Alabama State University, where he was head coach from 2007-2014.
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