Degrees and Certifications:
B.A.-History, UTSA 2005 History 8-12 Social Studies 4-8; 8-12 Health EC-12 Physical Education EC-12
My name is Coach Barrera and I am a proud product of NEISD, where I graduated from Madison High School in 2001. I have 16 years of coaching experience, all at North East. This is my third year here at Jackson. I serve as a coach in 7th grade football, 8th grade basketball, 7th/8th boys track and as a P.E. teacher. I am also the P.E. department chair.
Growing up I loved all sports, but my real passion was baseball. After my high school playing days were over, I enrolled in the University of Texas at San Antonio. At UTSA, I originally thought I wanted to be a physical therapist. However, one summer my old baseball coach asked me to coach the summer baseball team and my passion for coaching was ignited. I quickly changed majors and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors in History and certifications in Social Studies, Health, and Physical Education. I have taught at Madison HS, Reagan HS, Harris MS, and Jackson MS. I've coached football, basketball, track, tennis, and baseball in my 16 year career.
I am married to a beautiful woman named Melissa, who is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. We're a blended family with 4 children. Our family loves to cruise, camp, hike, play board games, visit Schlitterbahn, and hang out with friends and family.
Message to Athletes: “Here at Jackson our purpose goes beyond winning games and developing athletes for the next level. We coach to inspire our boys into becoming upstanding young men who will serve others and be contributing members of our society.”
1st period 7th grade Athletics
2nd period 7th/8th P.E.
3rd period 7th/8th P.E.
4th period 7th/8th P.E.
5th period Conference
6th period 7th/8th P.E.
7th period 7th/8th P.E.
8th period 8th grade Athletics