POSTING DATE: April 30, 2013

Wayland Baptist University - Plainview Campus


Intercollegiate Athletics


Head Men’s & Women’s Wrestling Coach and Athletic Director


The Assistant Wrestling Coach is responsible for assisting with the Wrestling program.


1.  Coordinates the recruiting of student-athletes who have the ability and potential, athletically and academically, to achieve success at WBU. In that sense, the Coach serves as a recruiting officer of the University, attracting students to participate in the programs.

2.  Assist in the planning, organizing and supervision of the wrestling program.

3.  Set forth desired goals for the program.

4.  Adhere to all policies and procedures of the NAIA, the Sooner Athletic Conference and WBU

5.  Arrange for the use of facilities and vehicles through the Athletics Director.

6.  Arrange for pre-participation physicals and be responsible for securing all pre-participation forms as required by the Athletics Department policy for eligibility purposes. 

7.  Recommend a preliminary budget for the upcoming season to the Athletic Director and Head Coach.  Also, insure that budgeted revenues are achieved and budgeted expenses are not exceeded.

8.  Keep records of uniforms, equipment, and supplies issued during the season and submit an inventory of same at the end of the school year to the Athletic Director.

9.  Serve the Head Coach as the Coordinator of Wrestling Operations:

a.  Coordinate recruiting for the wrestling program by making contacts with potential players and arranging for campus visits.

b.  Coordinate transportation and travel needs of the soccer teams.

c.  Assist the Head Coach in planning, organizing, and supervising the total year round program for the sport.  This will include pre and post -season practices as well as tournament events.

d.  In the absence of the Head Coach, be responsible for the team or a portion of the team in practice and in contests. 

10.  Be instrumental in leading team members to attain Christian growth and high ethical and moral standards.

11.  Manages all facilities maintenance, which includes equipment and faculty upkeep and student workers.


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 Head Men’s & Women’s Wrestling Coach and Athletic Director.

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:

1.  Bachelors Degree in ­Physical Education or closely related field is preferred.

2.   Masters Degree in PHEO or closely related field is preferred.

Experience & Knowledge:

1.  Experience in Wrestling is required.

2.  Collegiate coaching experience in Soccer is preferred.

Skills & Abilities:

1.  Possess good PC skills and experience in word processing, spreadsheet and database experience.

2.  Be able to communicate with the team in practice and competition.

3.  Possess written and oral communication skills and be able to communicate with a variety of constituents.

Additional Requirements:

Must have no delinquent or defaulted Student Loans.  A credit check may 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


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.