Corey Barlow, a former All-America performer at Auburn who went on to play in the National Football League, is in his fifth year on the coaching staff at UAB.
He was one of Neil Callaway`s first hires when Callaway became head coach in December of 2006. Barlow coaches the Blazer cornerbacks.
UAB's pass defense ranking in Conference USA statistics improved from the previous season in Barlow's first years on the staff. The Blazers went from No. 5 to No. 2 in overall pass defense while they improved from ninth to fourth in pass defense efficiency in the 2007 season.
In 2008, the Blazers recorded 16 interceptions to tie for the highest total by a UAB defense in the previous nine seasons. Under Barlow's tutelage, senior cornerback Kevin Sanders led the nation in interceptions with seven and earned first-team all-conference accolades.
Barlow, an Atlanta native, was a standout performer at Auburn in the early 1990s. Barlow coached the 2006 season at the University of Rhode Island where he was the secondary coach. During his playing days at Auburn, Barlow was a four-year letterman for the Tigers and earned All-SEC honors in 1990 and 1991. He also garnered All-American accolades as a senior following the 1991 season.
He was named to Auburn's All-Decade (for the 1990s) Team. While at Auburn, he was captain of the 1991 team and was also named the Tigers "Most Valuable Defensive Player" that season. He participated in the 1988 Sugar Bowl, 1989 Hall of Fame Bowl and the 1990 Peach Bowl. Following his senior season, Barlow participated in the Blue-Gray All-Star Game and the Senior Bowl in Mobile.
He was selected in the fifth round of the 1992 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles and played three seasons with the Eagles.
Prior to his stint at Rhode Island, Barlow spent four seasons at Morehouse College and worked with the Maroon Tiger secondary. Barlow also has coached in the high school ranks as he coached two years at Southside High School in Atlanta.
Barlow is married to the former Tia Reid of Greensboro, Ga. They have two daughters, SeCori (22), and Kai London, born in February, 2009.