Steven Bostick has been named the new head coach of Ouachita Baptist University’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, according to Ouachita Athletic Director David Sharp. Coach Bostick, a 2008 OBU graduate and four-year letterman, will begin his duties in his new role effective Monday, April 14.
“I am very excited to have Coach Steven Bostick join the Ouachita athletic staff to lead our men’s and women’s swimming teams,” Coach Sharp said. “His knowledge of the sport is very impressive, and his connections with coaches and prospective student-athletes will enhance our recruiting efforts here at Ouachita.
“Being a graduate of Ouachita and former swimmer, he understands what Ouachita stands for and how the total experience as a student and athlete can affect young men and women,” Sharp added.
Ouachita President Rex Horne echoed Coach Sharp’s excitement in welcoming the former Tiger swimmer back to campus.
“I am most pleased that Steven Bostick has agreed to become our next swim coach,” Dr. Horne said. “His passion and proven ability will be greatly appreciated by our swim teams and campus. Steven is one of us. He understands and embraces our mission. I am looking forward to the leadership of Coach Bostick.”
Coach Bostick has most recently been the swimming and diving head coach at Buchholz High School in Gainesville, Fla., where he began as an assistant in 2009. He also has served as owner and head coach of High Tide Aquatics in Gainesville where he and his staff of eight assistants trained senior-level athletes.
Coach Bostick described his return to Ouachita as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
“To be welcomed back to that family with the support of President Horne, Coach Sharp and the swimming alumni is an amazing feeling,” Coach Bostick said. “I look forward to my role in coaching, sharing and expanding the privilege that is Ouachita athletics.”
By Kyle Parris, Sports Information Director