Hinson’s name is synonymous with the Missouri Valley Conference. Only Oklahoma State’s Henry Iba, plus Creighton’s Eddie Hickey and Dana Altman, have coached more seasons or won more games as a league head coach.
Most recently he was the head coach of the Southern Illinois University men’s basketball team. Before SIU, he was the Director of Men’s Basketball Operations at the University of Kansas, head coach of Missouri State University and head coach of Oral Robert University.
With 15 seasons as the head coach at two Missouri Valley Conference schools (Missouri State and Southern Illinois), Barry Hinson is the Dean of the MVC and ranks fourth all-time in overall wins and MVC wins. In 2016, Hinson was named the MVC Coach of the Year.