kghhg Arthur "Barney" Milne

FOOTBALL 1937-'40
American Legion Most Valuable Lineman 1939- '40
Team Captain 1940


President of Varsity Club

President of Booster Club

Honorary Russell Cup Meet Director



When Carpinteria football enthusiasts discuss the many dominant “down linemen” who have played football for the Warriors, Barney Milne is always listed as among the very finest. His coach, Jack David (1939-41), made the following comment concerning Milne: “Barney was the outstanding lineman in the league. He was an inspirational leader, played every minute the entire season and was exceptionally effective on defense on a team that allowed no league opponent to cross its goal line. He would have been outstanding in any era.”

Milne earned five varsity letters, four in football, which earned him a lifetime pass to all Warrior athletic events, and one in tennis. He played on two league championship teams in football, 1939 and 1940; he earned the American Legion most valuable Lineman trophy the same two years. Barney was Captain of the football team his senior year.

Barney Milne was born in Santa Barbara to Henry and Ida Milne, in 1922. The Milne family moved to Carpinteria when Barney was five years old. Barney has one brother Gordon, who was inducted into the Warrior Hall of Fame in 1971. In high school, Barney was a member of the Honorary National Journalism Organization, The Quill and Scroll, President of the Hi-Y Club, Senior Class and the Varsity Club. Like so many of his classmates, World War II drew Barney into the military following his graduation from high school. Joining the Army Air Corps, he served as a military policeman at Wendover, Utah. He was discharged in 1945, and returned home to Carpinteria to marry fellow Carpinterian, Yvonne Shepard. Barney and Yvonne (Bonnie) had two children. Greg, who is the head football coach for Mariposa High School, and Shelly, who works for the Oregon State Scholarship Commission.

Living almost his entire life in Carpinteria, Barney involved himself in an endless series of civic projects and positions. The following is just a partial list: Assistant Cub and Boy Scout Master, President of the Lions and Warrior Booster Clubs, Past Commander of the American Legion, member of the Mosquito Abatement and Cemetery Boards, assisted John Bianchin in announcing Warrior football games for as long as anyone can remember, and served as a trustee for the high school district from 1958-1961.
Barney Milne was recognized by the Chamber of commerce as the Carpinteria Man of the Year in 1963. In 1977 he was named the Russell Cup Honorary Meet Director, and in 1978, Barney was voted by the Lions Club as their Man of the Year.

Barney Milne passed away unexpectedly on March 8, 1984