Assistant Coach of Men's Basketball

LOCATION: Wayland Baptist University (WBU) – Plainview Campus

SUPERVISED BY: Head Basketball Coach & Athletic Director 


POSITIONS SUPERVISED BY THIS POSITION:  Student Assistant and Team Manager                                                             

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES The Assistant Coach of Men’s Basketball Coach & Head Coach of Junior Varsity is responsible for assisting with the Varsity Basketball program and to oversee the direction and management of all aspects of the Junior Varsity Basketball program.


  1. Coordinate 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. Be instrumental in leading team members to attain Christian growth and high ethical and moral standards.
  3. Plan, organize and supervise of the Junior Varsity Basketball program.
  4. Assist in the planning, organizing and supervision of the Varsity Basketball program.
  5. Set forth desired goals for the program.
  6. Adhere to all policies and procedures of the NAIA and the Sooner Athletic Conference.
  7. Arrange for the use of facilities and vehicles through the Athletics Director.
  8. Arrange for pre-participation physicals and be responsible for securing all pre-participation forms as required by the Athletics Department policy for eligibility purposes.
  9. Recommend a preliminary budget for the upcoming season to the Director of Athletics and Head Coach. Also, insure that budgeted revenues are achieved and budgeted expenses are not exceeded.
  10. 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 Head Coach.
  11. Serve the Varsity Head Coach as the Coordinator of Basketball Operations:
    1. Coordinate recruiting for the varsity basketball program by making contacts with potential players and arranging for campus visits.
    2. Coordinate transportation and travel needs of the varsity.
    3. 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 games.
    4. In the absence of the Head Coach, be responsible for the team or a portion of the team in practice and in games.
  12. Supervise all aspects of the positions of Student Assistant and Team Manager.

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 Basketball Coach & Athletic Director.



  1. Bachelors in Exercise & Sport Science or closely related field
  2. Masters in Exercise & Sport Science or closely related field preferred

Experience and Knowledge:

  1. Experience in High School/College basketball is required.
  2. Collegiate Coaching and/or Playing Experience is preferred.                                                                                               

Skills and 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.


Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance. If hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Employee must be able and willing to travel and teach at external campuses.  Must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver’s license.  Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver’s record.

Wayland Baptist University does not unlawfully discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic.