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 Oct 16
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Wed Oct 16
4:00 PM
Sweet Briar
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 16
7:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. No. 19 Lynchburg
Wed Oct 16
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Fri Oct 18
5:30 p.m.
Bridgewater
vs. Lynchburg
Fri Oct 18
5:30 p.m.
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 19
at VSGA Intercollegiate, James River CC, Newport News, Va. -- Day 1
Sat Oct 19
at Inter-Regional Rumble
Gloucester County DREAM Park, Logan Township, N.J.
Sat Oct 19
at Bridgewater IHSA
Sat Oct 19
2:30 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. No. 19 Lynchburg
Senior Day | Homecoming
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Fri Nov 08
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. TBA
@ Hood College, Frederick, Md. MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Fri Nov 08
6:00 PM
Albertus Magnus
vs. Lynchburg
@ Hood College MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Sat Nov 09
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. TBA
@ Hood College, Frederick, Md. MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Wed Nov 13
7:30 PM
Lynchburg
at N.C. Wesleyan
Sat Nov 16
6:00 PM
Pfeiffer
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Nov 17
3:00 PM
Methodist
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4
Fri Nov 22
TBA
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
@ Newport News, VA CNU Classic
Sat Nov 23
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Christopher Newport Classic -- Game 2
Sun Dec 01
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Wed Dec 04
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
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Sun Nov 10
12:00 PM
Meredith
vs. Lynchburg
Tue Nov 12
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Fri Nov 15
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory
Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Sat Nov 16
2:00 PM
Colorado Col.
vs. Lynchburg
@ Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Wed Nov 20
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hollins
Mon Nov 25
7:00 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 04
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
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No Event
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Fri Aug 30
Final
4 Roanoke
1 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Sep 07
Final
0 Maryville (Tenn.)
1 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Sun Sep 08
Final
0 Regent
10 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Wed Sep 11
Final
2 No. 16 Mary Washington
0 vs. Lynchburg
Fri Sep 13
Final
1 No. 13 Oglethorpe
2 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 18
Final - 2OT
0 Lynchburg
0 at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 21
Final
0 Lynchburg
1 at Catholic
Wed Sep 25
Final - 2OT
0 No. 13 Washington and Lee
0 vs. Lynchburg
Non-conference match
Sat Sep 28
Final - 2OT
0 Lynchburg
0 at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
Final - 2OT
2 Lynchburg
2 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 09
Final
0 Randolph-Macon
4 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
Final - 2OT
3 Lynchburg
3 at Hampden-Sydney
Wed Oct 16
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 19
7:30 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
7:00 PM
Shenandoah
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 26
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Tue Oct 29
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night
Fri Nov 01
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- First Round
Sun Nov 03
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- Quarterfinal
Sat Nov 09
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- Semifinal
Sun Nov 10
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- Championship
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
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Sat Aug 31
Final
2 No. 10 Johns Hopkins
0 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational Soccer Showcase
Sun Sep 01
Final
2 Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.)
7 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational Soccer Showcase
Sat Sep 07
Final
1 Maryville (Tenn.)
2 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 1
Sun Sep 08
Final
0 Kalamazoo
3 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 3
Sat Sep 14
Final - 2OT
2 No. 19 Lynchburg
3 at Emory
Sun Sep 15
Final
1 No. 19 Lynchburg
0 at Piedmont
Wed Sep 25
Final - 2OT
1 No. 23 Lynchburg
1 at No. 2 Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 28
Final
0 No. 23 Lynchburg
3 at Washington and Lee
Note time change
Sat Oct 05
Final
0 Bridgewater (Va.)
4 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 09
Final
1 Randolph
5 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
Final
5 Lynchburg
0 at East. Mennonite
Tue Oct 15
Final
3 Lynchburg
0 at Ferrum
Wed Oct 16
4:00 PM
Sweet Briar
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 19
5:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sun Oct 27
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Wed Oct 30
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Guilford
Sat Nov 02
1:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night | CODE RED Match
Wed Nov 06
TBA
TBD
vs. Lynchburg
@ High Seed ODAC Tournament -- Quarterfinal
Sat Nov 09
TBA
TBD
vs. Lynchburg
@ Highest Seed ODAC Tournament -- Semifinal
Sun Nov 10
TBA
TBD
vs. Lynchburg
@ Highest Seed ODAC Tournament -- Championship
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No Event
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