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Coach Barks, "CB"
Educator- Health, Physical Education & Physical Fitness
Head Coach- High School Men's Soccer Program

M.A. Coaching & Athletic Administration
-Concordia University Irvine '17
B.A. Education, Health & Physical Education
-Muskingum University '07

Contact Information
740-455-4055 x 2013 |


The 2022-23 school year is my 15th year as an educator and coach for the West Muskingum Local School District.  I spent my first 12 years at West teaching at the High School; one year as an Intervention Specialist, teaching History, and 11 years teaching Health, Physical Education and Physical Fitness.  This is my third year at the Middle School teaching 8th grade Health (for high school graduation credit) and 5th-7th grade Physical Education.  I am entering into my 15th year as the varsity men's soccer coach this fall and this is my 25th year coaching.  At West Muskingum, I am very fortunate and blessed to be working with such an incredible staff who truly care about each student's success in the classroom and, more importantly, in life!

CB's Classroom Expectations:
1) Put Health & Safety first in ALL your decisions!

2022-23 "Blended Learning" (BL) assignments will be posted under the Health & P.E. subpages to the left of your screen on inclement weather days 6, 7, and 8.  *Reminder- 5th & 6th grade students will only need to complete these assignments when they are scheduled to have P.E. and school is closed that day.*  Students will also receive emails from Google Classroom that will include the specific link to their BL assignment.

If you have a question about any of my courses or the men's soccer program, please contact me using my school email or phone number and I will be happy to help!

Have a great day!

More info on CB:
I am blessed with a wonderful wife and two amazing daughters.  Since 2015, I have been with the Arsenal Soccer Club in Zanesville as a board member and a u15-19 women's coach.

Former Careers:
West Muskingum HS Men's Track Team, HC (2014)
Muskingum University Men's Soccer Team, GA (2007); VC (2005-06, 08)
AutoZone D.C., Inbounder/Yard Dog (1999-2008)
Zanesville HS Men's Soccer Program, Varsity HC (2001-06); JV HC/Varsity AC (1999-00)
Fieldhouse Force Soccer Club, U17G HC (2001)
Muskingum County "M.C." United Soccer Club, U16B HC (1999) & U19B AC ('98)
Sports Sensation, Assistant Manger (1998-99)

Other Interest:
Power Lifting (retd.) | Fitness | Golf | Classic Cars | Food | Music/Movies | Travel

Coaching & Teaching Accomplishments/Honors:

  • 16 Varsity High School Team Sportsmanship Awards
  • 16 Varsity High School Teams with State Academic Honors
  • 10 All-Ohio Student-Athletes
  • 10 Sectional Championships, Eight District Finals Appearances, Two Sweet-16 Appearances, and an Elite-Eight Appearance
  • Three Ohio High School Cup Championship Teams at Zanesville
  • Three-time Ohio High School East District DIII Coach of the Year at West Muskingum
  • Two-time Ohio Valley Athletic Conference All-Star Coach for the "East" at Zanesville
  • Two All-Region Student-Athletes at West Muskingum
  • 2020 West Muskingum Men's Soccer- Best Record in School History: 15-2-2, 15 Match Unbeaten Streak, 13 Shutouts (8 Shutout Streak, T12th State Record)
  • 2019 Arsenal SC- U18G Strawberry Soccer Invitational Champions
  • 2018 Zanesville High School Soccer “Darrell Lear” Leadership Award Recipient
  • 2015 Arsenal SC- U19G Nike Challenge Cup Champions & BPYSL Champions
  • 2013 West Muskingum High School Teacher of the Year
  • 2013 Zanesville Daybreak Rotary Teacher Recognition Award
  • 2013 N.F.H.S. & O.H.S.A.A. Sportsmanship, Ethics & Integrity Award Recipient
  • 2012 “Respect the Game” State Award Recipient
  • 2010 West Muskingum Men's Soccer- MVL Champions & Coach of the Year
  • 2008 Muskingum University Men's Soccer- Berth in OAC Tournament
  • 2006 Muskingum University Men's Soccer- Tied Best Regular Season Record at 10-7-1
  • 2000 Zanesville Men's Soccer- Deepest Tournament Run in School History; DI Elite-Eight
  • Career Bookings: only eight yellow cards, including a soft red card, in 25 years
  • 125 Varsity Coaching Wins at West Muskingum, 173 Varsity Coaching Wins and 215 Career Wins as a Head Coach
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