Southwest Baptist University – Men’s and Women’s Tennis Graduate Assistant Coach (Spring 2023)


Southwest Baptist University (D2) is currently looking for a graduate assistant coach for the upcoming season. Southwest Baptist University is a private Christian University located in Bolivar, Missouri. SBU has a long history of being nationally ranked with 6 national championships between individual and doubles as well as an NAIA championship on the men’s side in 1984. We have a strong NCAA National Tournament with appearances in the men’s and/or women’s every year since becoming a NCAA D2 institution (1980’s). 

The Graduate Assistant Coach reports directly to the Head Tennis Coach, and is responsible for working, as directed, towards the planning and execution of a successful Tennis program. The program operates within the mission, philosophy, and objectives of the Head Coach, Athletic Department, and University.

Qualified candidates will show competency and experience in recruiting, facilitating and planning practices, driving teams to matches and tournaments, an eagerness to be part of a Christ-Centered University and fulfill the employee expectations from a Christian institution. 

Requirements (will not accept candidates without these)

  1. Must have a US Driver’s license or at least a Social Security Number to get the driver’s license
  2. Must have college tennis experience
  3. Must be admitted in the MBA program (no other graduate programs will be accepted)

Preference (these candidates will be more likely to be hired)

  1. Candidate was a part of a competitive and successful college tennis program (D1 or D2)
  2. Candidate has coaching experience 
  3. Has experience working (either as a teammate or as a coach) with female tennis players


  1. 12 hours of school paid per year, 6 in the fall and 6 in the spring (Summer and Winter hours are not paid by the university)
  2. A stipend of $7,500 per year
  3. When traveling, SBU will cover expenses (many weekends in the spring)

Interested candidates should contact Head Coach Joao Almeida ( or +1 (417) 955-5036) with Resume, contact information, and a summary of what the candidate can contribute to the team. 

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