Published May 28, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS – The American Basketball Association (ABA) on Wednesday named Barry Webster Sr. as Vice President of Native American Affairs. Webster is a tribal citizen of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska along with being part Ho-Chunk from Winnebago, Nebraska.
“As the most diversified professional sports league in history, the ABA is extremely proud of its inclusiveness and providing opportunities,” stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman. “And while we do have two Native American teams in the ABA, Native Americans have not been treated fairly and with the respect they deserve. So, we are very happy that Barry Webster Sr. has joined the ABA and will work to establish even greater relationships with Native Americans throughout the US.”
Barry attended the United Tribes Technical College where he played NJCAA basketball. He graduated from Nebraska Indian Community College and then went on to the U of Nebraska at Lincoln where he earned his BS in Education. He is currently working towards his Masters in Sports Management.
“I want to thank God and the ABA for giving me this opportunity,” added Webster. “I’m really excited and looking forward to bridging that gap with the ABA, WABA and Native America.”
In 2014, Webster was inducted into the United Tribes Technical College Hall of Fame for basketball and was recently named Head Coach of the Siouxland Bison, a new ABA team.
Webster resides on the Omaha Tribal Homelands in Macy, Nebraska with his wife Libby and family.
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