Barre gets monumental 400th win at Dawson

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Dawson basketball coach Mark Barre

Dawson head basketball coach Mark Barre begins his 17th year at the helm of the boys basketball program and has established himself as one of the state's outstanding coaches.

The 2023-2024 Eagle roundballers recently gave Barre his 400th win -- a 55-54 win against San Antonio Brennan.

After serving his time as a graduate assistant at Lamar University which was a non-paying position for two years, Barre got his first paying job at Austin Hyde Park, making $29,000 a year coaching football, basketball and baseball.

From there, Barre arrived at Pearland High School, serving as head coach Steve Buckelew's assistant for eight years.

Buckelew, who recently retired from PHS with 831 wins, became a mentor to Barre to prepare him for a head coaching job.

That job came in 2007 when Glenda Dawson High School became a new Pearland ISD school. When Dawson began searching for the first basketball coach to lead them, they didn't have to look far as Buckelew gave coach Barre his strongest recommendation to be the one.

Barre has proven to be the right choice as he has quickly established his own coaching legacy. He has led the Eagles to 11 district titles -- either shared or outright over the past 12 years.

Dawson has never had a losing season and they are a regular team in the post-season.

The Eagles are a pre-season pick to win the District 23-6A title this year and to add to Barre' win total as he marches to win No. 500.