Joe Duran – Head Coach
Joe Duran is entering his 11th season as head coach of the Barbers. In ten seasons, the Barbers have accumulated a record of 308 wins, 129 losses and 2 ties for a .705 winning percentage. The Barbers have been the zone 2 league champions for eight consecutive seasons and have qualified for the state tournament every year since their inaugural season (2010). Joe graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1994. There he earned nine varsity letters in football, baseball, and basketball and was recently inducted to the Portland Interscholastic League Hall of Fame. In 1993, Joe was a 1st team all-city running back and defensive back and selected to play in the Oregon Shrine game. That spring Joe was selected as a 1st team all-city shortstop and runner up P.I.L. player of the year. Joe went on to play baseball at Portland State University where he graduated with his bachelors in science in 1999. Coach Duran was the head baseball coach at Pittsburg High School in Pittsburg, California from 2002 to 2006. Joe currently resides in SW Portland with his wife Rachael and sons Mason and Nolan.
Ben graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy in 1997. During his undergraduate years at OSU, Ben was a baseball standout. Ben was a two-year starter and was named to the All-Pac 10 team in 1996 and 1997. Ben’s senior year he hit .365 and had the third highest single season slugging percentage .368 in Oregon State history along with 10 home runs and 49 RBI’s which earned him 2nd Team All-American honors. Ben went on to play for the San Francisco Giants organization for two seasons. Ben currently resides in Hillsboro with his wife Rachel and four children Brett, Brittney, Brooke, and Brady.
Coach KC Wiser is starting his third season with the Barbers. Coach Wiser brings has 25 years of high school coaching experience, with stops at Barlow, Tigard, and Wilson High School. Coach Wiser also coached Alpenrose Dairy’s AAA American Legion team as an assistant for six years and head coach for two years. In 2012 coach Wiser guided the pitching staff at Wilson High School to the 5A state title. Coach Wiser resides in Tigard, OR, is married and has three grown children and eight grandchildren and is a general contractor.
Cole is joining the Barbers coaching staff as an assistant pitching coach. Cole will focus on working with the left handed pitchers and implement a recovery and velocity program that he learned from the University of Oregon where he was a member of the pitching staff. One of the most decorated Barbers ever, Cole was the pitcher of the year in 2013 and 2014. Cole holds the single season record for strikeouts (102). He is also the all-time career wins leader with 17, most wins in a season (10), and is second in career strikeouts with 146.