Beat/Position: High school sports, Raiders, 49ers, Giants
Phil Barber has authored or coauthored twelve books, including We Were Champions: The 49ers’ Dynasty in Their Own Words. A journalist who has covered sports, especially professional football, for twenty years, he has been a longtime regular contributor to the Sporting News, consulting with coaches and scouts to expose the chalkboard strategy underlying the sport of football. Now a reporter for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, he has approached the game from many angles. Barber previously spent seven years as a senior editor for NFL Publishing.
Recent Articles By PHIL BARBER
Published February 13, 2014
Why call a timeout? When to call a timeout? Coaches discuss strategy.
Published December 15, 2013
The senior, who is diagnosed with Asperger's, became an inspiration to his teammates.
Published December 13, 2013
Brendan Jackson experiences a lineman's dream.
Published December 6, 2013
The Casa Grande offense has gotten most of the attention, but the defense is coming up big.
Published November 24, 2013
Gaucho boys second, girls third in NCS cross country run.
Published November 17, 2013
Casa Grande, top seed in Division 2, dispatched Alameda 45-14 without much difficulty.
Published September 25, 2013
Yordan Aleksandrov hopes to represent Bulgaria in Olympics.
Published April 3, 2013
Josh Akognon to join Dallas team.
Published February 4, 2013
Team fell 5 yards short of a touchdown and one win short of Super Bowl perfection.
Published January 21, 2013
San Francisco is headed to the Super Bowl for the first time in 18 years.
Published December 28, 2012
Two title defenders now in the same league.
Published October 12, 2012
Jonny Gomes finally got his first at-bat of the American League division series.
Published September 20, 2012
Former Casa Grande High School star has been playing in China.
Published September 16, 2012
Doctors, trainers want to take concussion education and testing into schools.
Published August 26, 2012
Team finished in third place at the Little League World Series Sunday.
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