Hired March 12, 2020, Butch Barry begins his first season as a senior analyst for the Packers. Barry is entering his 19th season of coaching in college or the NFL, most recently as the offensive line coach at the University of Miami (Fla.) in 2019.
Last season at Miami, Barry's offensive line blocked for freshman Jarren Williams, who became the first Miami QB to pass for 2,000-plus yards (2,187) since Brad Kaaya in 2014. The line also paved the way for a pair of 500-yard rushers in RBs DeeJay Dallas (693) and Cam'Ron Harris (576).
Barry spent the previous four seasons (2015-18) as the assistant offensive line coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In three of his four seasons, the Buccaneers finished in the top 10 in total offense, including a No. 3 league ranking in 2018 (415.5 ypg) when they set a single-season club record with 6,648 total yards. The line helped Tampa Bay rank No. 4 in the NFL in passing offense (272.9 ypg) and No. 9 in total offense (363.5 ypg) in 2017.
In 2015, the Buccaneers ranked No. 5 in the NFL in rushing yards (135.1 ypg) and No. 2 in yards per carry (franchise-record 4.75 avg.). RB Doug Martin ranked No. 2 in the NFL with 1,402 rushing yards, the third-best total in team history, and the line also blocked for QB Jameis Winston, who became just the third rookie in NFL history to throw for 4,000-plus yards (4,042) and 20-plus TDs (22). Tampa Bay was tied for No. 4 in the league in sacks allowed with 27 after tying for No. 29 in the NFL in '14 with 52.
Prior to Tampa Bay, Barry spent five seasons on the Central Michigan coaching staff, spending four years coaching tight ends (2010-13) and one coaching offensive line (2014). In 2014, the line helped pave the way for RB Thomas Rawls to rush for 1,103 yards and 10 TDs on 210 attempts (5.3 avg.). As a tight ends coach, Barry worked with TE David Blackburn, who earned second-team All-Mid-American Conference honors as a senior in 2011 as he became the first Chippewas TE to earn all-conference honors since 1996. Blackburn set career highs that season for receptions (34), receiving yards (479) and TD receptions (five). It marked Barry's second stint on the CMU staff, having begun his coaching career there as a graduate assistant (2002-03).
Barry served as the offensive coordinator, offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at North Greenville University in 2009, helping the Crusaders to a No. 6 national ranking in sacks allowed (nine in 10 games).
Barry spent the 2006-08 seasons at Michigan Tech, coaching the offensive line all three seasons while also serving as the offensive coordinator for his final two seasons. He worked directly with four All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference first-team selections and a total of 10 All-GLIAC honorees. The Huskies rushed for 2,000-plus yards in each of Barry's three seasons and averaged 30.1 points per game and 414.1 yards of offense per game in 2007.
Barry's first experience as an offensive line coach came at Southwest Minnesota State (2004-05). In his first season, the offense posted 1,770 yards and 22 TDs on 441 carries (4.0 avg.), including two games with 200-plus yards and five TDs on the ground.
Barry was a three-time letterman at Central Michigan, earning Academic All-Mid-American Conference honors in 2000 as a member of the Chippewas' offensive line.
Barry was born March 20, 1978, in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. He and his wife, Andrea, live in Green Bay with their two daughters, Aislin and Bridget, and their son, Finn.