Hello, my name is Chad Barnes and I am so proud to be a Playball coach! I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana where I learned many sports at a young age. But basketball was my first love. I played in high school and we were fortunate to win a state championship, and shortly thereafter, I was playing basketball for the University of New Orleans. Upon graduating from UNO, I pursued a professional basketball career that took me from South America to the Czech Republic in Europe! Besides playing basketball, I enjoy golf, fishing, and coaching. Giving back to children, sharing my experience of sports and how much confidence it brings to a person’s life is a great joy to me. I’m excited to be a part of the Playball family and I look forward to the opportunity to bring Playball to all!