Baylor volleyball’s Jim Barnes will not return

By Cody Soto
Sports Writer

Baylor volleyball head coach Jim Barnes will not return next season, according to a release by Baylor Athletic Communications Monday night.

Barnes had been the head coach for Baylor’s volleyball program for 11 years, starting in 2003. He is the all-time winningest coach in program history after compiling a 181-170 record over the 11-year mark.

Barnes led the Bears to two NCAA tournament appearances in 2009 and 2011, and reached the Sweet 16 level in 2009. He has an all-time coaching record of 344-268 with time spent at Lamar and Wyoming before coming to Baylor.

A nationwide search has begun to find a new coach for the program, according to Director of Athletics Ian McCaw.

“I want to express my appreciation to Coach Barnes for his contributions to the Baylor volleyball program over the last 11 years,” McCaw said. “He has always represented himself, the volleyball program and our university in a first-class manner. We wish him great success in his future endeavors.”

Barnes finishes his career at Baylor with a 14-17 season record in 2014, the team’s second losing season since 2007.