Jim was born in Houston, TX and grew up in Conroe. A 1986 Conroe High School graduate he is very familiar with the Houston area. Jim was raised in an athletic family where he and is two brothers all grew up playing football, baseball and basketball. His father, Mike, was a football coach and a leader in the community. Mike was the head football coach at Conroe High School for several of those years, including Jim’s four years of high school. Jim excelled in athletics in high school and continued playing baseball in college. After graduating from Texas Tech University, he began his own coaching career in 1992. Jim spent twenty-four years as a high school football coach. Fourteen of those years serving as a defensive coordinator. Jim was also an instructor of math, spending most of those years teaching Geometry. In 2016, he traded in his whistle and the sidelines for a new career in Real Estate.
Jim met my wife, Janene, in Dallas, TX in 1994 and they were married in Plano, TX in 1997. They immediately relocated to Montgomery, TX for one year, where Jim coached at Montgomery High School. In 1998, Jim was offered a promotion at Lanham Creek High School in Cy-Fair. They bought a house in Lakewood Forest and have been there for over 20 years. In 2000 their daughter, Taylor, was born. She is a 2019 graduate of Cy-Fair High School and is currently attending Texas Tech University. In 2008 their son, Tyler, was born. The Barbers are all dog lovers and had two additions in 2016 when they added their two beagles, Benz and Banjo.
Jim remains extremely active with athletics. He starts most mornings at the Planet Fitness in Cypress, TX getting an hour workout in. He also, from time to time, will find a good trail to run. Jim enjoys playing golf and getting on the water in their boat or on the coast with family. Jim also enjoys cooking for family or large groups. He continues to coach, volunteering as a coach for his son’s baseball team. Jim is still a sports enthusiast and enjoys going to high school or college football games and baseball games. Jim has written a book about coaching defense. Look for it to be available soon.
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My Service Areas
Tomball | Cypress | Copperfield Area | Spring | Magnolia | Lake Conroe | The Woodlands | Katy