Barry Zarecky attended Highlands High School in North Highlands and then Chico State where he majored in Psychology and played four years of basketball. He taught for 27 years at Elk Grove High School while coaching basketball and golf for 25+ years. He retired from teaching in June 2009. Barry lives in Rancho Murieta with his wife Barbara. Coach Zarecky has three grown children and has a golf handicap of 1.