ETSU men’s golf announces leadership transition
ETSU men’s golf announces leadership transition
Friday, February 15, 2019

Legendary Head Coach Fred Warren announces plans for his retirement at the conclusion of spring season

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 15, 2019) -- With the ETSU men’s golf team set to open its spring season this weekend, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Friday that legendary head coach Fred Warren has shared his plans to retire at the end of the 2019 spring season.

The university and athletics department looks forward to a celebration of Coach Warren’s 41-year illustrious career (33 at ETSU) with alumni and supporters of the program. Details regarding the celebration will be announced at a later date. 

At the conclusion of the season, current Associate Head Coach Jake Amos will be appointed head coach of the Buccaneer men’s golf 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,” said Warren. “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. Jake (Amos) is unquestionably one of the top young coaches in college golf, and his influence has already been felt in our program. 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.

“There are so many people I would like to thank for their support and friendship over the past three decades. 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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