The University of Texas Permian Basin has published a job listing for a new head swimming coach and aquatics director – but the school has not answered our questions about the status of the team’s 2019-2020 staff.
UTPB still lists Cameron Kainer on its official team roster as head coach. But a job posting has been published for the head coaching job at the Division II NCAA program. We reached out to the school last week for comment, but they have not responded to our request for comment. An email to Kainer’s UTPB address was bounced back.
Former assistant coach Alex Raasch was recently named the first head swimming & diving coach at the University of Jamestown in North Dakota. The press release announcing her hiring at Jamestown said that Raasch was the “interim head swimming and diving coach at the University of Texas Permian Basin.”
Kainer was quoted in a February 7 UTPB press release and referred to in that release as the school’s head swimming and diving coach. It’s unclear when Raasch became the interim head coach, or when UTPB first started advertising a job opening atop its men’s and women’s swimming & diving program.
UTPB’s women finished 4th of 6 teams at the 2020 NSISC Championships, and the UTPB men were 3rd of 5 programs.