John JB Barnes
John JB BarnesFounder + CEO + Head Sports Specific Coach

John “JB” Barnes is the founder of Pro Baller Fitness. He is a certified Speed Agility Coach, Personal Trainer, Youth Fitness Trainer, Sports Specific Trainer, High School football Coach and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. He has over 13 years of football experience as a player and is a positive mentor to all young athletes that cross his path.

JB is a sports model for SLU Sports + Lifestyle Unlimited and has been featured in several print and national commercials seen on ESPN and NFL Network including: Russell Athletics, Jordan, Adidas, Nike and Riddell helmets. He is currently a NIKE Product Tester that tests unreleased products to help NIKE continue to make top quality products.

In the Winter of  2017, Coach Barnes was named the Head Coach, Head Strength Coach and Defensive Coordinator of the Portland Adidas FSP 7on7 Travel Team.

In the Winter of 2016, Coach JB Barnes became the DB coach, and the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, OR.

In the Fall of 2015, Coach JB Barnes coached the Hillsboro Spartans defensive backs, that led the NWOC in interceptions. Three out of the four defensive backs he coached were NWOC All-League. Coach Barnes trained 15 of the 20 players that made NWOC All-League or Honorable Mention team.

In the summer of 2015 and 2016, Coach JB Barnes coached the defensive backs at the Nike Regional Combines in Eugene, OR(2015) and Seattle Seahawks practice facility(2016). He did such a great job in Eugene, that he was asked to come back as a volunteer coach at the Final Nike Opening Combine held at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton July 6-10th.

In 2014, Coach JB Barnes was the defensive coordinator for the Lincoln Cardinals 8th Grade youth football team that was the 2014 TYFL Runner-Up and he is a linebacker/defensive-back coach for the Hillsboro Spartans High School football team that was the 2014 NWOC League Champions.

He started at weak side linebacker where he was All-Conference at Watson Chapel High School in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. In 1995-96, JB was a big factor in being the State Runner-Up, but in 1996-97 he and his phenomenal teammates won the 3A State Championship. He played college football and started four years as a strong/free safety at The University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff and went on to play defensive back in the AFL and CFL. He specializes in Defensive positions but knows the game and has the knowledge to coach any position. He is personally mentored by former NFL players such as Curtis Fuller, Kenny Wheaton and Anthony Dorsett.

During the football off-season between 2002-2004, JB and former Oregon Ducks Hall of Famer, Kenny “The Pick” Wheaton, specialized in speed+agility training together under speed coach Russell ”Fly” Flannigan with the On Your Mark training program in Dallas, Texas. They are looking to collaborate together to help advance young men strength, speed+agility and football training skills in Oregon. 

He has also trained and worked with several NFL players: Akili Smith, Donte Wesley, Greg Wesley, Anthony Dorsett, Ray Crockett, Ray Mickens, Curtis Fuller, Darren Gordon and many more.

He earned a BA in Criminal Justice from The University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff. John worked for over seven outstanding years for Dallas County Juvenile Probation Department in Dallas, Tx. as JRO III/Lead residential supervisor where he received the employee of year awards twice during his tenure there. He is very passionate about training the youth so that they are able to compete at their highest level of competition.
  • NASM Training Certification
  • Strength and Conditioning Certification NSCA
  • CPR Today
  • NCSF National Council of Strength and Fitness
  • ASFA American Sport and Fitness Association – Specific Sports Training
  • ASFA American Sport and Fitness – Youth Fitness Training
  • ASFA American Sport and Fitness – Speed and Agility Coach
  • NFHS Concussion in Sports
  • NFHS High School Football Certification
  • USA Football HS Cert/NCACE (National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education)


  • Football Camp Insurance (Loomis insurance)
  • Personal Trainer insurance  (ideafit)

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