AD Jon Waters

Headshot of athletic director Jon Waters

Director of Athletics
 
Jon Waters assumed the post of director of athletics at the University of Lynchburg on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. A former senior associate athletic director at Christopher Newport University, Waters officially started his new position in early August.

Waters served as the senior associate director of athletics at CNU since 2010, and took over as interim athletic director in the summer of 2012 for one year.

Some of his essential responsibilities included budget coordination, facilities and operations, human resources, sport supervision and coordination of NCAA post-season bids and tournament management. Waters assisted with new media initiatives, including the expansion of live streaming in both quality and quantity. He worked closely with CNU’s athletic development staff to develop revenue streams including sponsorships, licensing and facility rentals. Waters successfully cultivated relationships with community sports populations, which led to increases in rental revenue for the past five years. His duties also included the oversight of academic services and student success, including academic compliance.

Waters replaces Dr. Jack Toms as head of the Lynchburg athletic department. Toms retired on June 30 after 26 years of serving as the director of athletics and helping the Hornets capture over 100 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) championships. 

“Jon impressed us as a man who could build on the Jack Toms’ legacy, both personally and professionally,” said Dr. Julius A. Sigler, the Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs. “His experience with Division III athletics and the regions in which we compete and recruit from will be a big bonus. We welcome Jon to the Lynchburg community.”

As a student-athlete at CNU, Waters was a part of the 1990-91 men’s basketball team that advanced into the NCAA Tournament’s “Sweet 16” for the first time in school history. After his playing days, Waters joined the staff as an assistant coach and spent 19 seasons on the bench. The Captains posted an overall record of 379-145 during that time, and along the way, CNU played in 13 NCAA tournaments, reaching the Sweet 16 five times and the Elite Eight in 2000-01. During the 2011-12 academic year he served as the interim head women's basketball coach leading the team to a 22-6 record and regular season conference championship.

“I want to thank Lynchburg President Kenneth Garren, The Board of Trustees, Dr. Sigler and the search committee and staff for this opportunity to join the Lynchburg community,” said Waters. “I am honored and humbled to have the chance to build on what Dr. Toms and the athletics staff has done to make this a special place. We will work as hard as humanly possible every day to make the Lynchburg family proud.

 “The Lynchburg athletic program has earned a national reputation and reach through years of excellence and a commitment to their students. I look forward to continuing that tradition by challenging our students daily in the classroom, in the community and in competition.

I have enjoyed competing in this region during my career as both a coach and administrator. Having been in the USA-South Athletic Conference and the Capital Athletic Conference has given me a broad perspective and respect for how competitive Division III athletics is in the region and what it takes to be successful at a very high level. Lynchburg is blessed with a supportive administration, great coaches and committed student athletes and that makes a very attractive environment to work in. I look forward to continuing the incredible work that Dr. Toms and others have done to position Lynchburg where it is within the ODAC.”

Waters earned a bachelor's degree in Leisure Studies and Physical Education from Christopher Newport University in 1991. He received his master's in Educational Administration from George Washington University in 1998.

Wed Dec 11
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Fri Dec 20
4:00 PM
Hood
vs. Lynchburg
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Sat Dec 21
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Marymount (Va.)
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Wed Jan 01
2:00 PM
William Peace
vs. Lynchburg
Thu Jan 02
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 04
4:30 PM
Johns Hopkins
vs. Lynchburg
Tue Jan 07
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Jan 08
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
Sat Jan 11
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
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Fri Nov 08
Final
87 Lynchburg
78 vs. Albertus Magnus
@ Hood College, Frederick, Md. MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Sat Nov 09
Final
62 Lynchburg
75 at Hood
MMI Tip-Off Championship
Wed Nov 13
Final
88 Lynchburg
68 at N.C. Wesleyan
Sat Nov 16
Final
69 Hampden-Sydney
74 vs. Methodist
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 1
Sat Nov 16
Final
80 Pfeiffer
91 vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Nov 17
Final
99 Hampden-Sydney
108 vs. Pfeiffer
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 3
Sun Nov 17
Final
69 Methodist
93 vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4
Fri Nov 22
Final
84 Lynchburg
88 vs. Mary Washington
@ Newport News, Va. CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 1
Sat Nov 23
Final
77 Lynchburg
79 at No. 9 Chris. Newport
CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 4
Sun Dec 01
Final
81 Lynchburg
68 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Wed Dec 04
Final
73 Lynchburg
78 at Ferrum
Sat Dec 07
Final
51 East. Mennonite
90 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 11
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Wed Jan 01
2:00 PM
William Peace
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Jan 08
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
Wed Jan 15
7:30 PM
Hampden-Sydney
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 18
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory & Henry
Wed Jan 22
7:00 PM
Ferrum
vs. Lynchburg
Coaches vs. Cancer Week
Sat Jan 25
2:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Alumni Day | Coaches vs. Cancer Week
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Sun Nov 10
Final
60 Meredith
81 vs. Lynchburg
Tue Nov 12
Final
39 Lynchburg
70 at Averett
Fri Nov 15
Final
39 Lynchburg
52 at Emory
Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic (Game Played at Agnes Scott)
Sat Nov 16
Final
64 Colorado Col.
76 vs. Lynchburg
@ Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga. Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Wed Nov 20
Final
73 Lynchburg
60 at Hollins
Mon Nov 25
Final
61 East. Mennonite
82 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 04
Final
58 Lynchburg
49 at Randolph
Sat Dec 07
Final
67 Emory & Henry
56 vs. Lynchburg
CODE RED Game
Fri Dec 20
4:00 PM
Hood
vs. Lynchburg
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Sat Dec 21
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Marymount (Va.)
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Thu Jan 02
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sat Jan 04
4:30 PM
Johns Hopkins
vs. Lynchburg
Tue Jan 07
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 11
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Wed Jan 15
5:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 18
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Wed Jan 22
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Sat Jan 25
4:30 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Lynchburg
Alumnae Day
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No Event
No Event
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Sat Oct 19
Final
1 East. Mennonite
3 vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
Final
1 Shenandoah
4 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 26
Final
3 Lynchburg
1 at Va. Wesleyan
Tue Oct 29
Final - OT
0 Guilford
1 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night
Sun Nov 03
Final
0 Randolph-Macon
2 vs. Lynchburg
Match 3 - ODAC Quarterfinal
Fri Nov 08
Final - PK Away
2 Lynchburg
2 at Hampden-Sydney
Match 6 - ODAC Semifinal
Sat Nov 09
Final
0 Lynchburg
1 vs. No. 11 Washington and Lee
@ Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, Va. Match 8 - ODAC Championship
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Sat Oct 19
Final
2 Roanoke
1 vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Thu Oct 24
Final
3 Lynchburg
4 at No. 15 Randolph-Macon
Moved from Oct. 23
Sun Oct 27
Final
1 Lynchburg
2 at Shenandoah
Wed Oct 30
Final
2 Lynchburg
1 at Guilford
Sat Nov 02
Final - OT
2 Va. Wesleyan
1 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night | CODE RED Match
Mon Nov 04
Final
0 East. Mennonite
4 vs. Lynchburg
Match 1 - ODAC First Round
Wed Nov 06
Final
1 Lynchburg
4 at No. 14 Randolph-Macon
Match 2 - ODAC Quarterfinals
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