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Spring season to be Warren's last at ETSU

From staff reports • Feb 15, 2019 at 5:36 PM

JOHNSON CITY — Esteemed East Tennessee State men’s golf coach Fred Warren has decided it’s nearly time to walk away.

ETSU announced Friday that Warren will be retiring after the spring season, his 34th leading the Bucs’ 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 in a 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.”

Current associate head coach Jake Amos will be the Bucs’ new head coach following the end of the season.

“Jake 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 will hold a celebration of Warren’s career, which includes eight years between Oklahoma State (assistant coach) and Texas Christian (head coach), with alumni and supporters of the ETSU program. Details 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 of the 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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