Swim Job: UTPB seeks Graduate Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach


Graduate Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach


• Assist with all aspects of practice planning, conduct, and record-keeping
• Assist with Swimming event-related activities as needed
• Recruiting
• Assist with game administration
• Drive vans and buses periodically throughout the year
• Attend regular GA meetings called by the Athletic Director
• Adhere to all rules governing members of NCAA Division II and Heartland Conference members
• Other Men’s and Women’s Swimming-related duties as assigned by the head coach (see below)
• Other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director


1. Compliance with NCAA, UTPB, and Athletic Department guidelines
2. Attend swim coaches meetings and Athletic Department coaches meetings and functions
3. Commitment to student/athlete welfare
4. Assist with dry land and in-water training, recruiting, meet management
5. Deck coaching and instruction
6. Equipment inventory including checking out and in Athletic Department issued equipment
7. Record documentation including attendance and meet/practice timing
8. Attend all mandatory practice sessions
9. Travel with team to all meets
10. Other duties as assigned


• Hold a bachelor’s degree (applicants graduating in the spring may apply)
• Acceptance into a Graduate Degree program at UTPB and maintenance of full-time status in the fall and spring semesters
• Good social skills
• Demonstrated responsibility and honesty
• Extensive background in the sport of Swimming
• No criminal record – must pass criminal background check
• Must have clean insurance and driving record for driving university vehicles
• Driving record making applicant eligible for CDL license
• Must maintain a 3.0 or higher UTPB GPA
• Good physical condition as heavy physical activity will be required from time to time


Contact Cameron Kainer, Head Swim Coach at [email protected] 

Send letter of application, resume, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references either electronically or through the mail to:
Cameron Kainer
Head Swimming Coach
4901 East University
Odessa, TX 79762
FAX 432-552-3675
[email protected]


The graduate assistant will receive a stipend of $8000 for the academic year ($4000 a semester). The position is renewable for a second year depending upon performance and satisfactory academic progress (pass 18 hours with a 3.0 or better). Positions may be held a maximum of two years. The graduate assistant will have the opportunity to rent a one bedroom apartment or a room in a two bedroom apartment on campus. Individuals are also eligible to apply for a $1000 academic scholarship that would waive out-of-state tuition for the fall and spring semesters if received. Other compensation options include working as summer pool manager, swim lessons and swim camp assistant director.

University of Texas of the Permian Basin, UTPB logo


The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, an academic institution of The University of Texas System, is a growing and vibrant four-year university offering bachelors and masters degrees. Its faculty is engaged in a wide range of research attracting millions of dollars in grants for programs in teacher certification, energy research, and groundbreaking work in many disciplines.

U.T. Permian Basin has a diverse student population who consistently earn awards in kinesiology, business, and visual arts. UTPB has a 98% pass rate for teacher certification and ranks third in the state for placement in employment and graduate school. Student enrollment has grown, often in the double digits. Student housing expanded in Fall 2004 and Fall 2005 with the addition of twelve apartment-style buildings bringing the number of student residents to almost 500.

The largest graduate program at the University is the College of Education, respected for its teacher certification programs and mentoring strategies that reach out to the public school classrooms in the community. U.T. Permian Basin boasts exceptionally high success rates for graduates in the pre-health and education professions. First-time acceptance rates for graduates who apply to medical or health professional schools averages 78 percent, compared to the 1998 state average of 40 percent. The university takes pride in offering 32 undergraduate degrees and 19 graduate programs as well as various certification programs. The masters degree programs include seven different education specialties, plus a masters degree in Professional Accountancy, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice Administration, English, Geology, History, Kinesiology, Clinical or Research Psychology, Public Administration and Spanish.

Four additional graduate degrees are currently available through U.T. Permian Basin’s distance learning program. These include the online courses: Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Kinesiology, Master or Arts in Education – Educational Leadership, Master of Arts in Education – Special Education , and the School Superintendent Certification. First year basic courses through the UT TeleCampus (a virtual campus that includes every component of the University of Texas System). In addition, U.T. Permian Basin offers courses in cooperation with the three area community colleges in many locations throughout the region via the Regional Electronic Academic Communications Highway (REACH). The University began offering classes taught at Midland College, and at the Center for Energy and Economic Diversification in Fall 2003. Presently, six undergraduate degrees and one graduate degree are offered by UTPB at Midland College.

The university’s athletic teams are known as the Falcons and participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division II level as a member of the Heartland Conference. UTPB currently offers 14 intercollegiate sports, seven for men and seven for women: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, football (2016), men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s tennis, and volleyball.

Swimming News is courtesy of The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

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