• LSU (Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology), May 2010
• University of Houston (Master of Education – Sport and Fitness Administration), December 2011
Amanda Barbee rejoined the LSU Athletics Training staff in June 2019 as the Associate Athletic Trainer for the Women’s Basketball team. She spent seven years as the Assistant Director of Sports Medicine at the University of Houston prior to her return to Baton Rouge. She spent the entirety of her tenure at the University of Houston working with their Women’s Basketball team while also working with the Women’s Golf team for her last three years with the Cougars. Moreover, she also worked as their drug test coordinator, a health department instructor and the undergraduate work study program director.
Barbee also has experience in athletic training from her days as a student at LSU which included working with 2007 SEC Football Championship team and the 2007 BCS Football National Championship team.
Barbee and her husband, Bryan Paar, welcomed a son, Maddox Leap, on February 29, 2020. Bryan serves as the facility manager of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.