|Title:||Head Women's Soccer Coach|
|Phone:||(785) 656-1866 - Cell|
Ousmane “OC” Camara is in his fourth season leading the Lady Cougar soccer program in defense of their 2018 conference crown.
- NSCAA Advanced Diploma
- NSCAA National Diploma
- NSCAA Level 6
Having won the program's first conference title since 2008, the Cougars concluded the season atop the standings at 12-1-1 and a great season ending in the Plains District semifinals at 15-4-1.
Earning his first Jayhawk Conference Coach of the Year award, Camara’s Cougars received the top three conference postseason awards within their nine selections, to go along with, five Region VI accolades and a NJCAA All-American. Freshman Rayssa Neres led all selections in not only being voted the Jayhawk’s Offensive Player of the Year and a first team All-Region VI, but became the program’s second ever 1st team All-American and the third overall in Cougar history after rattling the nets a nation's third best 42 times on the season. On the flip side of the field, goalkeeper Reyna Gonzalez closed out her tremendous two-year career to earn the Jayhawk’s Defensive Player of the Year.
Two season’s ago Camara’s young Cougars vaulted into the Region VI playoffs with a four game win streak including a victory over the 20th ranked team in the country to earn the fourth seed at 6-4-2 in region play. Barton’s season came to an end at 20th ranked Johnson County in the playoffs to conclude the season at 9-6-3.
The Cougars received nine post-season awards with eight coming from the freshman class led by goalkeeper Reyna Gonzalez’s 1st team all-conference and all-region selection.
In the classroom Camara’s squad ranked 25th in the country with a 3.22 GPA with five Cougars earning All-Academic honors in achieving a 3.6 or better GPA
Following two seasons as assistant coach for both men’s and women’s soccer programs, Camara’s first season as head coach produced a 9-6-1 season and a 5-3 second place finish in the KJCCC West Division. Eight players received post season honors, four from each of the freshman and sophomore classes, being led by freshman Analia Torres’ first team selection. The Cougars also were strong academically, have four on the All-Academic team in compiling an 18th best 3.26 GPA.
A familiar face around Barton, Camara returned where his collegiate career began in 2009. Camara played one season in the Barton uniform in 2010 before continuing his academic career at Fort Hays State University earning a bachelor degree in political science in May 2013.
Camara previously coached at Thomas More Prep High School and the Hays Soccer Club before a brief stint at Western Texas College under previous Barton women’s soccer coach Shawn Uhlenhake.
Camara holds a Level 6 Diploma, the National Diploma, and the Advanced National Diploma from the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) coaching education system.
Born in Conakry, Guinea, Camara is polyglot five languages including English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and his native tongue Susu.