MIAMI — Mason Y’Barbo, co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Fort Scott (Kansas) Community College in the 2017 season, has been named offensive line coach at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.
Y’Barbo, a native of Sulphur Springs, Texas, was hired as a replacement after Zach Allen was named NEO head coach in January.
Clay Patterson resigned in December after a two-year stint as Golden Norse head coach to join the University of Minnesota coaching staff as tight ends coach.
Last season, Y’Barbo assisted first-year head coach Kale Pick as the Greyhounds’ run game coordinator and head strength and conditioning coach.
The Greyhounds finished sixth in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference with a 2-5 record and a 4-6 overall mark.
Prior to beginning his professional coaching career at Fort Scott, Y’Barbo spent seven seasons as a player then coach at the University of North Texas.
Y’Barbo started his coaching career in 2015 as a graduate assistant defensive line coach with the Mean Green.
After a rebuilding year for the program, Y’Barbo was brought back to serve as a grad assistant for the offensive line.
The 2016 season saw a dramatic turnaround that resulted in another appearance in the Heart of Dallas Bowl against Army West Point.
In each of the victories, the offensive line pushed for 200 yards or more with two freshman starters.
Y’Barbo was one of the anchors of UNT’s offensive line during its magical 2013 season.
Y’Barbo and his line continued to push and led running back Brandin Byrd to a 1,000-yard season.
Y’Barbo was a captain on the Mean Green’s 2013 team that went 9-4 on the year and won the Heart of Dallas Bowl against UNLV.
Y’Barbo redshirted as a freshman then went on to start in 49 straight games over the next four years and was an anchor at left guard.
He is tied for second in most consecutive starts in the 103-year history of the Mean Green program.
Y’Barbo earned all-Sun Belt Conference honors in each season he played.
In 2012, Y’Barbo was part of a line that finished No. 1 in the nation in sacks allowed, with only six all year.
The Mean Green offensive line also finished No. 1 in sacks allowed over a combined total for the 2012-2013 seasons.
He helped pave the way in 2011 for the school’s all-time leading rusher, Lance Dunbar, who went on to play running back for the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams.
Y’Barbo earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and master’sdegree in Recreation, Event and Sports Management from the UNT.