Golden Eagle Athletics
Director of Athletics
In this her seventh year as Director of Athletics at JBU, Robyn Daugherty has devoted much time and effort to move JBU athletics forward. She played an important role in the construction of the new $9.5 million Bill George Arena, which serves as the playing venue for volleyball and men's and women's basketball, and the new soccer press box/dugout structure at Alumni Field. She also spearheaded the return of men's golf, men's and women's cross country, and cheerleading to the sport offerings at JBU.
Daugherty was named the Sooner Athletic Conference Athletic Director of the Year in 2010-11. She is constantly working with her coaches to ensure facility and equipment upgrades remain a top priority. She also works to ensure that all student-athletes are given the tools needed to excel in the classroom and in competition. Through her work with the NAIA's Champion of Character program, she also ensures that student-athletes and coaches conduct themselves with respect, responsibility, servant leadership, and sportsmanship as representatives of JBU.
Prior to solely taking on the role as Director of Athletics in the spring of 2010, Daugherty also served as head women's volleyball coach. In her 20-year collegiate coaching career she earned 446 wins. During the last decade, she led the Golden Eagles to ten 20-win seasons, including back-to-back 30-win seasons in 2004 and 2005. In 2006, she earned Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors while leading her team to an SAC Championship after going a perfect 10-0 in conference play. She was also named SAC and NAIA Region VI Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2004. In addition to those honors, Daugherty also received the Region VI Coach of Character Award in the spring of 2007. She has also coached two NAIA All-Americans and numerous NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
A 1985 graduate of JBU, Daugherty has a bachelor's degree in education as well as a master's degree in leadership and ethics, also earned at JBU in 2004.
She and her husband, Tim, reside in Siloam Springs.