After two straight losing seasons, Jim Barnes is out as Baylor volleyball coach.
Baylor announced the move Monday, two days after the Bears wrapped up their season with a three-set loss to Iowa State.
Barnes coached 11 years at Baylor and compiled a record of 181-170 record, the most wins in program history. He directed the Bears to two NCAA tournament appearances in 2009 and 2011, with the team making the Sweet 16 in ’09, the deepest run in program history. Overall, including stops at Lamar and Wyoming, Barnes owns a career record of 344-268.
“I want to express my appreciation to Coach Barnes and his contributions to the Baylor volleyball program over the last 11 years,” Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw said in a press release. “He always represented himself, the volleyball team and our university in a first-class manner.”
The Bears struggled the past two years, going 12-20 in 2013 and 14-17 this season.
McCaw said that a nationwide search for Barnes’ successor would begin immediately, and that he expects the process to take at least three weeks. “We have high expectations for Baylor volleyball,” McCaw told the Tribune-Herald.