John Faribault is in his 11th season as a volunteer assistant coach for the Baylor tennis program. Faribault is currently Senior Lecturer in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation (HHPR) at Baylor University and Director of non-major Human Performance. He is also the Webmaster and Director for Technology for HHPR.
With more than 20 years of teaching and coaching experience at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of tennis, Faribault's contribution to the program has been instrumental in player development, assisting in the program's eight Big 12 regular-season titles and six consecutive Big 12 tournament titles from 2006-11. During Faribault's time with the program, Baylor has earned nine NCAA Championships berths, including five trips to the Elite Eight and two to the Final Four.
"Coach Faribault has been great for our coaching staff," head coach Joey Scrivano said. "We are very fortunate to have his expertise available to us each day. We have seen a difference in our player development since John's arrival."
At the advanced level, his experiences range from private lessons for junior and college players to pro-circuit travel in the U. S. and Europe as a coach.
Due to his early college teaching experiences as an undergraduate and graduate student, including coach for the women's tennis team, John's faculty appointment was originally as a racquet specialist for badminton, racquetball and tennis. John has since garnered over 20 years of teaching experience at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of tennis.