Josh is a Lubbock native and attended Lubbock Cooper High where he was a 3 year letterman. Josh was a 3 time all state outfielder for the Pirates from 2003-2005 and was part of the 2005 3A state tournament team.
Josh attended Midland College where he played RF and helped the Chaps to the 2007 region 5 tournament. After Midland, Josh played 2 years a Cameron University. During his two year stint with the Aggies, he hit .375, scored 137 runs, hit 33 doubles, 8 triples, 19 home runs, and had 82 RBI’s. He helped the Aggies to a 42-15 record in 2009 and was a 2 time Lonestar Conference Outfielder and led NCAA Division 2 in runs scored per game in 2009.
After college, Josh went on to play in the Frontier League for the Southern Illinois Miners and the Santa Fe Fuego of the Pecos League. In Santa Fe, he found success at the plate hitting .365, scored 87 runs, hit 17 doubles, 2 triples, 14 home runs, and had 61 RBI’s. During his time in Santa Fe, he made the All Star game and also was chosen to participate in the Home Run Derby.
Josh began his coaching career at SulRoss University. During his time at Sul Ross, he was the outfield coach and helped instruct the hitters. He was also responsible for base running and the strength and conditioning program. Josh helped the Lobos to their first Conference Tournament appearance in 15 years. After Sul Ross, he returned to his Alma Mater, Cameron University, as the Hitting/Outfield coach. During his two year stint, he helped the Aggies from a 19 win season to 31 and their first conference appearance in 4 years. After Cameron, he returned to his home town and joined Lubbock Christian University. Barnett coached outfielders, first base, assisted with the hitters, and was in charge of strength and conditioning for the Chaps. Last year he helped the Chaps to a 38-16 record, Heartland Conference Championship, and Regional Tournament appearance.
Josh is available for private hitting and fielding lessons at Extra Innings Lubbock.