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Men's golf: Spring season to be Warren's last at ETSU

Johnson City Press • Feb 15, 2019 at 4:59 PM

Esteemed East Tennessee State men’s head golf coach Fred Warren has decided it’s time to soon walk away.

ETSU announced on Friday that Warren will be retiring at the end of the 2019 spring season, his 34th atop the Buccaneers’ program.

“The past 33 years as the head coach of the ETSU men’s golf program has produced so many wonderful memories which I will cherish in the years ahead,” Warren said through a press release issued by the school. “I would like to express my gratitude to Scott Carter, Jeremy Ross and Dr. Brian Noland for their leadership and support as the transition is made to a new leader of our men’s golf program.”

At the conclusion of the season, current associate head coach Jake Amos will be appointed the Bucs’ new head coach.

Jake (Amos) is unquestionably one of the top young coaches in college golf, and his influence has already been felt in our program,” Warren said. “He has both played and coached at the highest level of Division I golf, and I am confident that our program is in very capable hands moving forward. There have only been two men’s golf coaches in the past 61 years since the inception of the program, and I am proud that Jake will be the third.”

The university and athletics department looks forward to a celebration of Warren’s illustrious career, which includes eight years between Oklahoma State (assistant coach) and Texas Christian (head coach), with alumni and supporters of the program. Details regarding the celebration will be announced at a later date.

“There are so many people I would like to thank for their support and friendship over the past three decades,” Warren said. “I look forward to having that opportunity in the weeks and months ahead. I also look forward to continuing to be one the of proudest supporters of East Tennessee State University, our athletics program and the men’s golf team in the years ahead. Go Bucs!”

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