Former Ohio State basketball coach says he’ll teach English for homeschoolers
Former Ohio High School Basketball Coach Pat Barnes will teach home-school English for home-studying families this fall, Fox Sports reported.
The former Buckeyes coach said he will be introducing English classes to homeschool families through his website, and said he would also be adding classes in Spanish.
Barnes also said that his home-based classes will be online.
“My goal is to do what I did for five years,” Barnes said.
“When I got out of high school, my dad didn’t want me to go to college.
He said I should go to school to learn to play basketball.
He was the one who taught me how to play the game.”
Barnes said he did not want his classes to be too similar to traditional college classes, which he said were a little “too formal” for many people.
“When you’re doing a college education, there’s a lot of people who are more into the academic side of things, so I wanted to be a little more informal and more casual,” Barnes added.
“I wanted to keep it more of an experiential experience.
I wanted my classes to have a lot more fun, and to help people learn.”
In a statement, the Ohio State University said: “We are excited to welcome Pat Barnes to our community.
Pat’s teaching abilities and passion for education will be an invaluable asset for our students and staff.”
Barnes will be a part of the Buckeyes home-and-home series with Boston College, the school announced on Twitter.
Barnes was fired as the head coach of the Ohio Highlanders in November 2016 after the Buckeye men’s basketball team went 7-20 in 2017-18.
The Buckeyes lost all five of their games by an average of 20 points.