GREENSBORO, N.C. (6/29/10) -- Guilford College Athletic Director Tom Palombo announced the appointment of Dan Baranik as an assistant football coach and Caleb Kimbrough '08 as an assistant men's basketball coach Tuesday.
Baranik, who will serve as head coach Kevin Kiesel's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, brings 24 years of coaching experience to Guilford, including 11 years as a head coach. He coached most recently at the United States Military Academy where he directed the Black Knights' wide receivers and served as Army's recruiting coordinator for head coaches Stan Brock and Bobby Ross. One of his star pupils was Jeremy Trimble, who graduated in 2007 as Army's career leader in receptions, receiving yardage and receiving touchdowns.
Baranik spent the previous 11 seasons as a head coach, four as the mentor for the U.S. Military Academy Prep School's first football teams and seven at NCAA Division III Waynesburg (Pa.) College. The Altoona, Pa., native arrived at Waynesburg in 1994 and finished his tenure with four straight winning seasons. His 1998 club shared the Presidents Athletic Conference (PAC) title. In all, the Yellow Jackets had five winning records, set 11 offensive school standards, had 32 all-conference selections and one First Team CoSIDA Academic All-American under Baranik's watch.
A 1984 Shippensburg (Pa.) University graduate, Baranik started his coaching career as his alma mater's receivers coach. He also held positions at Lock Haven University, the University of Maryland and Olivet Nazarene University before joining coach Hank Small's staff at Lehigh University. Baranik spent three seasons as the Mountain Hawks' receivers and tight ends coach, during which time Lehigh went 19-14 and won the 1993 Patriot League title.
Baranik earned a master's degree in counseling from Shippensburg after receiving his bachelor's degree in history. He and his wife, Betsy, reside in Gibsonville and have three children: Sarah, Annie and John.
Kimbrough replaces Matt Parke on Palombo's basketball staff after Parke was named head men's basketball coach at Averett University. Kimbrough returns to his alma mater following one season on the sidelines of Guilford's Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC)-rival Washington and Lee University. He assisted coach Adam Hutchinson's Generals to their best record (17-10) since 1989 and a berth in the ODAC Tournament quarterfinals. Washington and Lee forward Ben Goetsch earned Second Team All-ODAC recognition and was named the league's Farm Bureau Insurance Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
A Chapel Hill, N.C., native, Kimbrough concluded his four-year Guilford career in 2008 after receiving honorable mention All-ODAC basketball recognition. He started 108 of 112 career games as the Quakers' point guard and averaged 6.8 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. His 358 career assists stand fourth in school history and his 130 steals rank third all-time at Guilford. Over his final two years Guilford posted a 48-10 record, won the 2008 ODAC title and made two NCAA playoff appearances. Also an All-ODAC tennis performer, Kimbrough received Guilford's 2008 Nereus C. English '26 Athletic Leadership Award, the school's highest athletic honor. He also won Guilford's 2006-07 Quaker Club Ideal Student-Athlete Award and the 2007 Richard Joyce Sportsmanship Award.
After graduating, Kimbrough toured the world and played basketball with the Washington Generals, best known as the opponent to the Harlem Globetrotters.