St. Augustine High School has named Barret L. Rey, class of 1992, Athletic and Activities Director.
Rey, assumes the leadership of one of New Orleans’ most successful athletic and activity programs. The school currently fields 17 boys teams across nine sports with 19 activities including the Marching 100. He will begin his tenure as athletic and activities director on February 16, succeeding Marcus DeLarge who stepped down to pursue other endeavors.
“Rey brings an exceptional combination of experience and leadership to this position,” St. Augustine High School Principal Sean J. Goodwin said. “His coaching experience at the collegiate level and his variety of administrative roles—from athletics to student life—demonstrates his commitment to education. We are pleased to welcome him as our new athletic director.”
Rey said the opportunity to return to his Alma Mater and serve such a historic and accomplished school is exciting for him. “I am humbled to have the opportunity to lead the athletics and activities program at St. Aug,” Rey said. “I am honored to build on the legacy, and I look forward to working with our entire teaching and coaching community to help these young men achieve success both on the field and in the classroom.”
A 1997 graduate of the Southern University A&M College with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Rey earned a Master of Science in Therapeutic Recreation in 2003 from Southern University. He began his career as the assistant baseball coach at Southern University A&M College, later serving as head baseball coach at Grambling State University. He then served as the head baseball coach at Alcorn State University, and recently as head baseball coach and teacher at Morgan City High School.
A top baseball player in the St. Augustine High School class of 1992, Rey went on to star at Southern University, where he was named pitcher to the All SWAC Team in 1994 and 1996, and earned SWAC Championships in 1996 and 1997.
As a coach, Rey made two NCAA Tournament appearances in 1996 and 1997. Rey brought Grambling to the SWAC tournament two times and made it to the semifinals in 2009. Rey was named SWAC Coach of the Year in 2011, leading Alcorn State to a conference championship.