Throughout a distinguished baseball career, Barry Johnson established a reputation for excellence on the pitching mound, attention to detail, and an unsurpassed work ethic. Barry was an All-State pitcher at Joliet Catholic High School (Joliet, IL). Despite being selected by the New York Mets in the June 1987 amateur draft, he opted to attend college and was a two-time letterman for both Florida State University and the University of Arizona. After a successful amateur career that included two trips to the Connie Mack World Series (1987, 1988) and two National Baseball Congress World Series Championships (1989, 1990), Barry signed with the Montreal Expos in June of 1991. Over the course of a professional career that spanned eleven seasons, Barry pitched in seven Major League organizations (Expos, White Sox, Pirates, Rangers, Diamondbacks, Yankees, and Phillies). Along the way, he led the White Sox organization in ERA three times (1993, 1995, 1996) and was a member of two league championship teams (GCL Expos-1991 & Birmingham Barons-1993). After the completion of the 2001 campaign, Barry was selected to represent the United States in the 2001 Baseball World Cup held in Taiwan and compiled a 1-0 record for the silver medal-winning Team USA.
After a four-year stint in the front office of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Barry currently resides in Northwest Houston. A University of Arizona graduate with a degree in Accounting, Barry has remained active in both the amateur and professional baseball circles as an Associate Scout for the Chicago Cubs, Major League Scout for Inside Edge, Inc., Co-Owner of The Metal Chapter – Performance & Strength, and as a highly sought after pitching coach and private instructor. Barry is a Certified Biomechanics and Functional Strength Coach through the National Pitching Association.