Carter Barfield enters his second season as an offensive video analyst, where he is responsible for all video breakdowns of opponent's defense and all offensive self-scout planning.
Barfield, who joined the UK staff in July 2010, also helps assist in preparing and planning practice, preparing the weekly special teams scouting report, helping with weekly preparations and planning for opponents' defense, and creating, developing, and updating the offensive playbook.
Before coming to Kentucky, Barfield worked three years at the University of Tennessee-Martin, holding several different positions. Barfield started his coaching tenure at UT-Martin as a defensive graduate assistant before being promoted to the position of offensive assistant, where he coached wide receivers and quarterbacks for one year. Barfield spent his last year at UT-Martin as the quarterbacks coach, helping create and develop the team's passing game, while also helping recruit off campus.
During his time at UT-Martin, Barfield coached several players to high accomplishments. In 2008, Barfield helped Mike Hicks and Roren Thomas finish second and fifth, respectively, in receiving yards per game in the Ohio Valley Conference, while in 2009 Cade Thompson set the school record for career passing yards and finished second in the OVC in passing yards per game.
Barfield had a solid collegiate career at Furman University where he played wide receiver and helped lead the team to a top-12 national ranking all four years, including a No. 2 ranking in 2004. While at Furman, the Paladins went to the Division-IAA/FCS playoffs four years, advancing to the quarterfinals and the semifinals, while also earning one Southern Conference Championship.
Barfield graduated from Furman with a bachelor's degree in history in December 2006 and started working on his masters of business administration at UT-Martin.Barfield is a native of Merritt Island, Fla., where he attended Melbourne Central Catholic High School. He is married to the former Jenny Watson.