Junior Varsity Basketball
Head Coach: Brent Barbato
Brent grew up in Exeter, NH, with his parents, older brother and younger sister. At Exeter High School, Brent was a three sport, all-state athlete in football, basketball and baseball. He was selected to participate in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl as a member of Team New Hampshire at the conclusion of his senior year. After graduating from Exeter High, Brent did a post-graduate year here on the Hilltop. Following his year at Salisbury, Brent went on to the University of New Hampshire. He was a starting member of the UNH Wildcat Football team all four years and a dominating presence on defense. He graduated from UNH in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.
After graduating from New Hampshire, Brent spent one year at Hamilton College coaching and recruiting for both the football and baseball programs.
Brent returned to the Hilltop in 2007. He is currently the Dean of the Class of 2019, works with students in the Learning Center, is defensive coordinator for the Salisbury Crimson Knight Football Team and coaches JV Basketball and Golf. Brent lives with his wife, Julia Barbato, and daughters, Blair and Bryn, in the Childs House Neighborhood.
Kirk Hall | profile
After graduating from Salisbury School in 1990, Kirk attended Davidson College where he majored in history and earned a B.A. in 1994. After graduation, he returned to his hometown, Charlotte, NC, to help start and run a Charlotte-based marketing firm. Five years later, Kirk accepted a fellowship that would take him to Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. While working toward his master’s of divinity, Kirk also served as a pastor in Montana, a hospice chaplain in Georgia, and a missionary in rural El Salvador. After graduating from seminary in 2003, Kirk went on to New College School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh, earning a master of theology degree. Returning to the United States, Kirk was ordained with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and began his work as associate pastor with First Presbyterian Church in Lexington, KY. In 2010, he was called to serve as the associate pastor for education with First Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, where he earned his doctorate of ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary. In the fall of 2013, Kirk returned to Salisbury to serve as chaplain and chair of the Philosophy and Religion Department. Kirk and his wife, Amy, live in Quaile with their two daughters.