Former Georgia State basketball coach Rod Barnes was hired Wednesday by California State University-Bakersfield. He takes the job a little more than a month after being fired at Georgia State.
The school recently completed its transition from Division II to Division I, beginning full membership in Division I in the 2010-11 school year as an independent. It had played a Division I schedule for the past four years and fired coach Keith Brown after this past season, when the Roadrunners went 9-19.
Barnes was fired Feb. 27 at Georgia State after four seasons and a 44-79 record. He has been replaced by former IUPUI coach Ron Hunter.