Willis Barnes
Sport(s)Football, basketball, track and field, boxing
Biographical details
Born(1900-10-22)October 22, 1900
DiedMarch 22, 1976(1976-03-22) (aged 75)
Head coaching record
Overall19–20–5 (football)
12–30 (basketball)

Willis Lee Barnes (October 22, 1900 – March 22, 1976) was an American football, basketball, track and field, and boxing coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of New Mexico from 1942 to 1946, compiling a record of 45–35–10. Barnes was also the head basketball coach at New Mexico from 1941 to 1943, tallying a mark of 12–30. Barnes came to the University of New Mexico in 1937 as an assistant football coach.[1]

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
New Mexico Lobos (Border Conference) (1942–1946)
1942 New Mexico 4–5–2 3–4 6th
1943 New Mexico 3–2 NA NA L Sun
1944 New Mexico 1–7 0–2 NA
1945 New Mexico 6–1–1 1–0–1 NA W Sun
1946 New Mexico 5–5–2 4–2–1 3rd T Harbor
New Mexico: 19–20–5 8–8–2
Total: 19–20–5
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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