Eugene “Duke” Barret participated in football, basketball, and track and field at Mount Union. Prior to attending Mount, Barrett enlisted in the Army out of high school. After being discharged Barret earned four varsity letters in football and basketball and one in track. He earned a total of nine letters. In football, Barret played tight end and earned All-Ohio honors twice (1947,1948). In 1956 he became the head coach of football, tennis, golf, and assistant coach of basketball at Mount Union. He worked at Mount Union until 1962.