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Josh Qualls
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Offensive Coordinator/Run Game Coordinator
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Brad Higginson
Don Lee
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Chris Barton

Offensive Coordinator/Run Game Coordinator

Email [email protected]


Chris Barton begins his first season as the offensive line coach for the Cumberland football staff in 2021.

Prior to this role, Barton has been working on Georgia Southern University's staff since 2017 in a variety of roles before accepting this position. 

The most recent position Barton held at Georgia Southern was the defensive graduate assistant working primarily with the outside linebackers. He was responsible for an assortment of things in this role which included weekly scouting reports, reviewing game film, organize the offensive scout team each week, and reporting of offensive tendencies during the game. 

Prior to that role, Barton was the Special Teams and Offensive Quality Control coach for the 2019 season. Barton's responsibilities were similar in this position as he would still compile weekly scouting reports for their opponents, reviewed game film, assisted with drill work, and organized the defensive scout team units for that week's game. 

In the 2017 and 2018 seasons for the Eagles, Barton helped as an undergraduate assistant assisting the offensive coordinator daily. He primarily worked with tight ends and compiling scouting reports.