Emporian Luke Barnwell is on the move.
Barnwell was named assistant coach to Grant McCausland at Texas Tech on Saturday.
Barnwell spent the past 10 seasons at Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita and had a 224-39 record. Barnwell in 2010 He was named the Naismith High School Boys Coach of the Year in 2021 and 2022. He led Sunrise Christian to the 2022 National Interscholastic Basketball Conference Championship.
Barnwell led the Sunrise Christian Elite team to a 178-28 record over the past eight seasons. During that time, Barnwell led Sunrise Christian to five consecutive GEICO Nationals. In the year In 2022, Barnwell’s team was ranked No. 1 throughout the season and won the inaugural NIBC. Barnwell coached NBA players Kennedy Chandler, Kendall Brown, Grady Dick, and Ochai Agbagi and helped coach Buddy Hield and Ron Baker.
Barnwell played college basketball at Newman University and Emporia State University and began his coaching career as a student assistant at Newman. Barnwell played his senior high school at Bishop Carroll before attending Emporia State. Barnwell played at Burlington before joining Carroll.