WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – Shane Stolz is taking on a new title and new responsibilities in the Williams Baptist College athletic department. Stolz has been named WBC’s assistant director of athletics.
Stolz’s new duties will include managing the logistics of home athletic events and helping coordinate the eligibility process for student-athletes. He will also continue to serve as sports information director for the athletic department, a title he has held since 2011. As SID, Stolz is responsible for publicity of Williams athletic programs, as well as gathering and reporting statistics for all WBC athletic teams.
In taking the new position, Stolz is stepping down as head coach of the WBC men’s and women’s soccer teams. A former standout soccer player for the Eagles, Stolz has coached the men’s squad since 2011 and started the women’s team in 2013. He holds the career wins record for both teams.
“Coach Stolz has proven himself to be highly capable at every task we have put before him. He has been a great coach to two soccer teams and an exceptional sports information director, and we know he will be a tremendous asset to our program as assistant athletic director,” said Jeff Rider, WBC director of athletics.
Stolz said he is excited about his new role in the Eagles athletic department, but he said he will miss being a soccer coach.
“I believe that each player on each of my teams is a remarkable kid and I will miss being their coach dearly. I am very blessed to still be working with them, even if I am not their coach,” Stolz said.
Stolz steps into his new role as the Williams athletic department is in the midst of rapid growth. The Eagles are adding men’s & women’s swimming, men’s & women’s golf, Greco-Roman wrestling and junior varsity men’s basketball for the coming year.
“Now that we have 22 athletic teams, my goal is to get our brand out as much as possible and continue to help develop the athletic department at WBC,” Stolz said. “There are few things as thrilling as seeing student-athletes recognized for their accomplishments.”
Stolz is a native of Harrison, Ark. He and his wife, Grace, have a young daughter, and they live in Walnut Ridge.
Rider said the search is underway for a new men’s & women’s head soccer coach. For more information on that position, go to williamsbaptistcollege.com/employment.
Williams is a liberal arts college in Walnut Ridge. The Eagles compete in the American Midwest Conference of the NAIA.