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Barry Lamb selected for CCCFCA Football Hall of Fame

Former SBCC All-American Barry Lamb spent 16 years as an assistant coach at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. (Photo courtesy of Deseret News)
Former SBCC All-American Barry Lamb spent 16 years as an assistant coach at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. (Photo courtesy of Deseret News)

Barry Lamb, an All-American linebacker at SBCC in 1973-74, will be inducted into the California Community College Football Coaches Association (CCCFCA) Hall of Fame on March 9.

He will be joining coaches and players who have made huge contributions to the success of California Community College Football. Some of the former inductees are Pete Carroll, Bill Walsh, Dick Vermeil, John Madden, Jackie Robinson, Hugh McElhenny, Ollie Matson, Keith Calkins, Joe Perry, Tom Dempsey, Steve Smith, Aaron Rodgers, Brent Carder and Herman Edwards.

Ex-Vaquero coaches Bob Dinaberg and Carmen DiPoalo are also members of the CCCFCA Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 9 at the Elks Lodge in Visalia.

Lamb is a former San Marcos High standout and All-American at SBCC in 1973-74. He transferred to the University of Utah in 1975, where he suffered a career-ending back injury. He went on to earn his bachelor's degree in history from the University of Oregon in 1978 and graduated Phi Kappa Phi from Arizona State with a master's degree in history in 1988.

Lamb was an assistant coach in college football for 35 years at Oregon, Arizona State, UNLV, Idaho, San Diego State and 16 years at BYU (1994-2010). He was the secondary and linebackers coach as well as the special teams coordinator, helping the Cougars to 142 wins and 11 bowl appearances.

Seven of the players Lamb helped recruit to BYU went on to earn NFL All-Pro honors.

He coached linebackers and special teams at Tulane in 2012-13. In 2012, he coached Brazilian kicker Cairo Santos, who tied an NCAA record by going 21-for-21 on field goals and set a school record with a 57-yarder vs. Rice. Santos won the Lou Groza Award as the nation's top placekicker in 2012 and became Tulane's first consensus first team All-American since 1941. He was signed as an NFL free agent and he kicked for Kansas City, Chicago and the L.A. Rams.

His wife, Karen, is a member of the BYU Athletic Hall of Fame and is a former Cougar women's volleyball coach. They have three sons: Mackenzie, Tanner and Tucker, who played football for BYU.