Barbara Humphrey

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Barbara May Humphrey (born c. 1967) is a former track coach for P. D. Jackson-Olin High School and Simmons Middle School, founder of the Speed City Summer Track Club, and a member of the University of Alabama Board of Trustees.

May was a four-year track and field star for the Jackson-Olin Mustangs, earning a scholarship to the first UAB Blazers track and field team in 1986. In 1988 she set a school record in the outdoor 400-meter race which still stands. She earned a degree in history and returned to Jackson-Olin as a track coach, later becoming the head coach at Simmons Middle School in Hoover.

She married former Alabama and NFL running back Bobby Humphrey and has five children: Maudrecas, Breona, Marlon, Brittley and Marion.

Humphrey was elected to the University of Alabama Board of Trustees on September 19, 2014 to fill the seat left by the retirement of Andria Scott Hurst. Her current term expires in 2026. She is vice-chair of the board's honorary degrees and recognition committee and serves on the finance, physical properties, athletics, audit and UAH committees.


  • Knox, David (September 25, 2014) "Hoover’s Barbara Humphrey nominated to be UA System trustee." Hoover Sun

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