Duane Barrows

Columbus High School Coach, 1955 – 65

barrows__wayne-markedDuane Barrows was the Columbus High School head coach from 1955-65. He coached the boys swimming and diving team to state titles six out of seven years from 1958 – 65. He coached 34 individual champions and five relays, for a total of 39 state champions. Duane went on to coach at Indiana State University but was killed in 1979 returning from a swim meet. He is survived by wife Natalie, a daughter, and a son.