Keith Barefield

Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

  • 1800 College Ave
  • Quincy, 62301
  • 217-228-5432

Keith Barefield is entered his first year as the Offensive Coordinator at Quincy University in 2019. Barefield comes to Quincy from the University of Central Arkansas.

Barefield spent four seasons (2013-2016) with Southeastern University (FL), having served as a graduate assistant during 2013, helping the team and his father (Southeastern’s Head Football Coach) prepare for their first season of competition the following year.

During his first season as offensive coordinator in 2014, the Fire finished with an overall record of 8-3 in the university’s inaugural season. In all three seasons with Barefield calling the offense (2014-2016) Southeastern was first in the Sun Conference in nearly every passing category. 2014 and 2015 the Fire finished in top 10 nationally in points per game with 2015 accumulating to 52.4 points per game; ranking them 2ndin the NAIA. The 2015 Fire football team won their first conference championship in program history in just the second season of competition, followed by a second conference championship in 2016 along with their first playoff berth.

Overall, from 2014-2016 Barefield lead the Southeastern offense to a 25-7 record reaching as high as #14 in the national rankings, while massing a cumulative 44.7 points per game and 412.2 yards per game (twice ranked in the top 25 nationally). Additionally, 15 players were named to the All Sun Conference teams offensively in the three year span under Barefield, along with 2 conference player of the year honors.

In 2017 Barefield returned to his alma mater, Northwestern Oklahoma State University as the Pass Game Coordinator. A member of the Division II Great American Conference, Northwestern Oklahoma saw their most successful season since the 2010 conference champion team when Barefield was a junior, first team all conference tight end for the Rangers.

Barefield began his coaching career at the University of Central Oklahoma in 2012 as a graduate assistant.

A four-year starter at tight end at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Barefield was a three-time all-conference selection and was named to the 2011 NAIA Super 72 team as the number 2 tight end in the country.

Coach Barefield arrived to Quincy alongside his wife, Kristen, in January of 2019.