POSTING DATE: January 7, 2013

Wayland Baptist University - Plainview Campus


Intercolligate Athletics


Director of Athletics


The Head Men’s & Women’s Swimming/Diving Coach requires all functions normally associated with an intercollegiate athletics program in swimming and diving and will be bound by the university and the athletic department mission statements.  This position may teach in the School of Education and Exercise & Sport Science or have other related duties.


1.   Coaching and management of all practice sessions.

2.  Recruiting quality student athletes.

3.  Knowledge and adherence of NAIA rules.

4.  Monitor teams’ academic performance.

5.  Scheduling of meets and related events.

6.  Budget management and organization.

7.  Purchase and maintain equipment and supplies.

8.  Event preparations.

9.  Campus and community relations..

10. Marketing and development of the program.

11. Supervision of assistant coach and student coaches.


The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job.  Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

QUALIFICATIONS: A commitment of Christian Higher education and in agreement with the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in general and Wayland Baptist University in particular.
Education, Certification and Licence:

Master’s Degree applicants will be given top priority.


Experience & Knowledge:

College level swimming and/or head coaching experience is preferred. 

Skills & Abilities:

1.  A commitment to a Christian lifestyle and coaching from a Christian perspective is essential. 

2.  Individuals who apply should have proven integrity, leadership skills, and the ability to motivate students to be successful academically and athletically. 

Additional Requirements:

Must have no delinquent or defaulted items on Credit Report.  A credit check will be conducted to insure the requirement is met.

THE UNIVERSITY: Wayland Baptist University is a four-year liberal arts university. The institution is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Wayland Baptist University System is comprised of the Plainview campus, which is predominately a residential campus, twelve external campuses, and the Virtual Campus offering courses in a broad range of academic areas.

Applications may be submitted online or you may download it from the top of this web page by clicking on Application for Employment.

Interested individuals MUST submit the following information:

1. Letter of Interest

2. Completed University Application of Employment with Faith Statement (Link to Application Below)


3. Current Resume

4. List of Current References

Please send this information to:

Ron Appling, Director of Human Resources

Wayland Baptist University
1900 W. 7th Street, CMB #389
Plainview, TX 79072
Phone: (806) 291-3451
Fax: (806) 291-1981
Email: applingr@wbu.edu


Position will remain open until filled.

Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its mission and purposes.