POSTING DATE: June 28, 2013

Wayland Baptist University - Plainview Campus


Intercollegiate Athletics


Head Track & Field Coach, Head Cross Country Coach, and Athletic Director


The Assistant Track & Field Coach is responsible for assisting with the management, coaching and oversight of all phases of the program with specific responsibilities in the high jump, pole vault, long jump and triple jump events.


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

3.  Assist in the planning, organizing and supervision of the Varsity Track & Field 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 and Head Coach.

6.  Assist with the keeping of records and upkeep of uniforms, equipment, and supplies issued during the season.

7.  In the absence of the Head Coach be responsible for the team or portions of the team in both practice and competition.

8.  Assist with the management and maintenance of all track & field venues and equipment.


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 Track & Field Coach, Head Cross Country 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 ­Exercise Science or closely related field is preferred.

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

Experience & Knowledge:

1.  High School & College competitive experience is required.

2.  Collegiate coaching experience in Track & Field is preferred.

Skills & Abilities:

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

2.  Possess strong coaching skills and the ability to motivate student athletes.

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

4.  Posses a strong background in the jumps area of track & field.

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.