Barry graduated from Schwenksville High School (now Perkiomen Valley), where he played varsity football, basketball and baseball. In football he was named All-Inter-County League, received the Philadelphia Bulletin Scholar-Athlete Award, and played in the Montgomery County All-Star Game. He accepted a football scholarship to North Dakota State University as an outside linebacker. NDSU won the College Division National Championship in both his 1969 and 1970 seasons, along with two Camelia Bowl games. Barry coached soccer for 25 years. He was head coach of the first-ever King’s College women’s team. He coached the Coughlin High boys for ten years and retired last winter. His Curstaders won the PIAA Class AAA state championship in 1997 and three Division II titles. The 1997 team placed 7th in the nation in the USA Today poll. That team remains the only team, boys or girls, from Northeastern PA to every win a PIAA soccer championship. Barry was named “Coach of the Year” in 1997 by the National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches Association, Section II. He is a member of Coughlin High’s “Walk of Fame.” Barry is a PIAA track and field official and refereed FIFA soccer. He coached youth football, and Little League and Teener’s baseball. He was one of founders of Bear Creek Youth Soccer. Presently an English teacher at Coughlin, he and his wife Shirley, are the parents of four – Joli, Emily, Matthew and Benjamin – and have two granddaughters.