Carlos Barocio-Leon is in his first season as an assistant coach at SMU, but he is no stranger to SMU, as Barocio-Leon has been on the Hilltop since 2008.
Barocio-Leon spent the 2012 season as Coordinator of Quality Control (Offense) and previously served as offensive graduate assistant and video graduate assistant. Barocio-Leon came to SMU from Texas College, where he served as the Offensive Coordinator and quarterbacks coach, helping the Steers claim the CSFL Championship in 2005.
Barocio-Leon played college football for New Mexico State and then played professionally in Italy for one year with the Bergamo Lions.
After his playing days, Barocio-Leon turned to coaching and became the Offensive Coordinator at the University of Nuevo León in Monterrey, México. After two seasons, he returned to Europe and served stints as the Head Coach of the Badalona Dracs, winning two National Spanish titles and one Spain's Cup, and the Bergamo Lions, winning two Italian National Championships and two Eurobowl Titles (XIV & XV). He also served as Head Coach for the Tyrolean Raiders in Innsbruck, Austria, and, in eight years of professional head coaching experience in the European Leagues, compiled an overall record of 74-16.
Barocio-Leon has a B.A. and an M.B.A. from New Mexico State. He is fluent in Spanish and Italian and near-fluent in French and German.