Bailey Weathers has submitted his resignation as the Director of Athletics at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind.
Weathers announced his final day as Grace’s A.D. will be May 1.
Weathers began his tenure in August 2011 and oversaw tremendous athletic and academic success for Grace’s varsity programs.
“It’s been a wonderful experience for my family and me at Grace, particularly in building relationships with the student-athletes, coaches and faculty,” Weathers said. “We looked at Grace as an unusual opportunity for us, and we hope we made a difference in our time here. We’ll always look back at this as one of our most enjoyable professional opportunities. That really comes from the getting to know the people here at Grace.”
During Weathers’s first year at Grace, all 14 Lancer programs were named NAIA Scholar Teams as each squad posted a team grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Grace had the fourth-most NAIA Scholar Teams in the nation during the 2011-12 academic year.
Under Weathers’s leadership, Grace also successfully hosted the 2012 NCCAA Division I National Basketball Championships at the Orthopaedic Capital Center for both the men’s and women’s tournaments. Grace will host the 2013 NCCAA Championships from March 13-16.
“I want to thank Bailey Weathers for his leadership with our athletes and coaches these past two years,” said Grace Vice President of Student and Academic Services Jim Swanson. “Bailey has been important in helping Grace athletics advance over his tenure. I wish Bailey and Sue the best as they transition forward.”
Over the past two years with Weathers at the helm, the Lancers have won two regular season championships in the Crossroads League (men’s basketball, men’s tennis) and one league tournament championship for men’s basketball.
The women’s soccer team also posted its finest season in program history during the fall of 2012, and the women’s basketball team recorded its first 20-win season during the 2011-12 campaign.