Coach Barton is entering his fourth season as a volunteer assistant coach at DMACC. He was the head coach at Urbandale High School in Urbandale Iowa from 1984-2015. His overall record was 776-517. This included 10 state tournament appearances and 2 state championships.
His honors have included:
- 2 time 4A coach of the year
- Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame
- American Baseball Coaches Association Regional Coach of the year in 2005 and 2007
- NHSACA Finalist for National Coach of the Year
- Flex-A-Clay National Field of the Year
- Urbandale High School Baseball Park renamed Barton Field
- 38 1st team All-State Players
- 99 College players
- 6 Professional players
- 2 Major League Players
Coach Barton has had great success with his association with the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). These include
- 19U National Championship
- 18U two time National 2nd place finishes
- Hosting the USA Junior Olympic Team and the Mexican National Team
- United States Federation Amateur Coach of the Year
- 7 Baseball tours in Japan
- 71 Division 1 players
- 24 Professional Players
- 7 Major League Players
Coach Barton has spent over 55 years playing and coaching Baseball. The art of hitting a baseball has been a passion of his for each and every one of those years.
His family consists of his wife Pam, daughter Brooklyn, and son Jackson.