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Donnie Barmore

Donald W. Barmore is the son of the late S.J. Barmore and Melba Crawford Barmore and he has two siblings Michael J. Barmore and Glynda Barmore Hicks. He is a member of the Dubach High School Class of 1964, earned a B.A. in Social Studies Education and a minor in English Education form LA Tech University in 1969 and a MA in Social Studies Education in 1974. Donnie is certified in Social Studies, English, Supervision and Principalship and holds Athletic Trainer Certification.

Coach Barmore began his teaching and coaching career at Cedar Creek school in 1971 and continued through 1989. During this time, he served as the Social Studies teacher, Senior Class Sponsor and FCA Sponsor. His coaching assignments included assistant Football Coach ’71-’76, Co-head Track Coach ’74, Athletic Trainer ’76 – ’89 and Swim Coach ’85 – ’88.

Following his passion for Christ and Youth Ministry, Coach Barmore left Cedar Creek in 1989 to become the full-time youth minister at Trinity United Methodist Church. During his 3-year tenure at Trinity, he directed Junior High, High School and College ministries with a strong emphasis on missions. He organized 6 mission trips to Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau and was instrumental in creating a local mission weekend, Weekend of the Cross that still operates and brings area youth together for a weekend each August to offer assistance to those in need.

In 1992, Donnie returned to Cedar Creek and his passion for teaching social studies. Of course, he was once again the Senior Class Sponsor and led 21 Cedar Creek Senior Class Ski trips to Winter Park, Colorado. He continued to fulfill his love of Christ and youth ministry as the FCA Sponsor. His coaching assignments included Athletic Trainer ’92 - ’99 and Athletic Director ’99 – 2003.
Here is a summation of his teaching and coaching career: 

  • 45 years at Cedar Creek as a Social Studies Teacher and Senior Class Sponsor
  •  20 years as the CC Athletic Trainer
  • 45 years as the Cedar Creek FCA Sponsor
  • 3 years Football Coach
  • 3 years Swimming Coach
  • 1 year Track Coach
  • 4 years Athletic Director

When we add this up, we have 121 years of service, all by one very committed and passionate coach, teacher, mentor and most importantly a devoted follower of Christ. In May of 2019 he retired from teaching.  He continues to serve through church and community and makes this statement about his philosophy:
“I am a follower of Jesus Christ. Since the age of 12, I felt that the Lord was calling me into a ministry. I didn’t have a clue what form that ministry would take, but at age 12 I naturally assumed that the ministry would be as a preacher. By age 25, I came to realize that my ministry was teaching, coaching, counseling, mentoring and influencing the lives of young people in a positive manner. For almost 50 years now, my passion has been to be for the young people in my sphere of influence that person that I needed most in high school and college.”
The entire Cedar Creek community has been blessed by Donnie’s leadership and we are honored to induct him as an inaugural member of the Cedar Creek Athletic Hall of Fame.

Congratulations Donnie and thank you!