Barbee spent eight seasons as the Geoducks' coach from 1997-2005 with a collegiate career win-loss record of 112-112. In 2002, Barbee was the Cascade Collegiate Conference's coach of the year after leading Evergreen to a 25-6 overall record, a NAIA national tournament appearance, and a No. 6 national ranking. Since Evergreen, Barbee coached at two high schools -- Foster (boys) from 2006-'09 and Kennedy (girls) the past two seasons.
Barbee replaces Jeremy Landram, who resigned earlier this summer after posting a 106-46 record in six seasons. Barbee takes over a River Ridge program that has won or shared the 2A Evergreen Conference title the past five seasons, and won the past four District IV titles.