2011 Assistant Coach Scott Barnhart

Farwell High School

Coach Barnhart graduated from Roscommon High School in 1986. After high school, Scott attended Ferris State University from the fall of 1986 to the winter of 1991. At Ferris he earned his bachelor of science in mathematics and a bachelor of arts in mathematics education with vocational business certification. After his time at Ferris, he attended Ohio State University from 1993 to 1995 and earned his master of arts in mathematics education. He then earned teacher certification in physical education in 2005 from Central Michigan University.

Scott’s first coaching experience was in 1991, where he was a junior varsity football coach and head boys track & field coach at Cheboygan High School. After coaching in Cheboygan and teaching alternative education, he became a mathematics teacher and the head freshmen football coach and assistant baseball coach at Hilliard High School in Ohio where he remained for two years. He returned to Cheboygan High School to eventually become the varsity defensive coordinator and the head boys track coach from 1994-98. In 1999, Coach Scott Barnhart found his home at Farwell High School. From 1999-2002 and again from 2006 to the present he has been the head varsity football coach. During his time in Farwell he has also coached baseball, both boys and girls track, and is currently the head coach of the girls track team. 

Mr. Barnhart has brought great achievements to Farwell High School, not only in athletics, but also in the classroom. He is one of the key math teachers at Farwell High School and is also involved in teaching Calculus through Mid-Michigan Community College. Every team that Scott has coached in Farwell has been successful, especially this past year’s football team. He brought Farwell their first playoff win in school history by beating rival Clare 19-14. 

Scott and his wife, Sabine, have been married for 20 years and they have two children, Benjamin (17) who is involved in varsity football, basketball, and baseball; and Kaitlyn (14) who is involved in varsity golf, indoor track, and girls track. He currently has the opportunity of coaching both of his children in football and track. Scott’s wife and children have been supportive of him throughout all of his years of coaching. Scott said, “When I get to the end of my career and look back on what I have done, I want to know that I wouldn’t change a thing; it wasn’t about the championships or titles won, it was about making a positive difference for kids and there couldn’t be a better place than Farwell to accomplish that goal.”