Scott Barnard is in his 13th year as the head men's lacrosse coach at Hamilton College. He has won 76 games at Hamilton and has guided the Continentals to three NESCAC championship quarterfinal appearances. His student-athletes have earned 47 NESCAC spring all-academic team honors the last three years.
Barnard has mentored a pair of all-Americans in his Hamilton coaching career, including a player that made the first team in 2012. His athletes have received 28 all-conference honors and a NESCAC Player of the Year award. Seven of his players have participated in the North-South Senior All-Star Game and six have made the Scholar All-America Team.
In 2016 Barnard coached a pair of U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Scholar All-Americans, and two players were selected to participate in the USILA Division III North-South Senior All-Star Game.
Barnard led the Hamilton men to the quarterfinals of the 2015 NESCAC championship. He coached an all-American, a NESCAC all-conference team honoree, an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) regional all-star and a USILA Scholar All-American. Another player captured the Most Outstanding Player award at the North-South Senior All-Star Game.
In 2013 Barnard helped lead Hamilton to the NESCAC quarterfinals for the second year in a row. The Continentals ended up 9-6 overall and tied for fifth place in the conference standings with a record of 5-5.
The Continentals won eight of their last nine games in 2012 en route to a 9-6 record, including 5-5 in the conference, and defeated two ranked teams. In 2011 Barnard guided Hamilton to an 11-3 record, including 7-1 at home. The 11 wins were the most for the Continentals since 2006.
Hamilton went 3-10 in 2009 but Barnard led the team to a 10-4 record the following spring. The 6½-game turnaround is one of the biggest improvements in Division III men's lacrosse history.
Barnard's team performs several acts of community service every year. Corbin Brown '11 formed Hamilton Against Hunger, which donates food not used by campus dining halls to a shelter in Utica.
Barnard was the head coach at Herkimer College from 2004 to 2006. He won national championships as a head coach, assistant coach and player at the National Junior College Association of America Division III school located in nearby Herkimer.
Barnard guided Herkimer to a national title in 2005 and the national championship game in 2004. His record was a sparkling 46-7 (.868 win pct.) as a head coach. He was an assistant at the school from 1996 to 2003 and helped Herkimer win a Division III crown in 2003. Barnard coached at SUNY Cortland for two years prior to returning to Herkimer in August 1996.
Barnard was a captain on the 1992 Herkimer squad that went undefeated and won a national championship. He was a two-time NJCAA academic all-American at Herkimer in 1991 and 1992. Barnard went on to star at the University of Delaware, where he made the North Atlantic Lacrosse Conference all-conference first team in 1993 and 1994 and was a team captain as a senior.
Barnard was inducted into the Jamesville-DeWitt High School Athletic Hall of Fame with the Class of 2008-09. Jamesville-DeWitt posted a record of 32-9 with one sectional crown and two league titles during his two seasons as team captain.
Barnard has a bachelor's degree in physical education and a master's degree in education from Cortland. He resides in Chittenango with his wife Courtney and their four children: Collin, Brooke, Caleb and Brendon.