Golf's Warren Among Premier Assistant Coaches
BATON ROUGE – The Golf Coaches Association of America announced its three finalists for the 2012 Jan Strickland Award this past weekend, and for the second year in a row, LSU’s Shane Warren is among those under consideration for recognition as the premier assistant coach in all of college golf.
Warren, who has actually been named a semifinalist for the award in each of the last three seasons, is now a finalist again this spring along with Texas A&M’s Jim Anderson and Clemson’s Jordan Byrd.
Warren is in his seventh season as an assistant to head coach Chuck Winstead as the Tigers are poised for a third-straight appearance at the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships. Since becoming an assistant coach prior to the 2004-05 season, he has helped develop a pair of All-Americans earning a total of five All-America honors and three All-SEC selections winning six All-SEC honors during that span.
The Jan Strickland Award is selected by the GCAA and presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf, which has served as the sponsor of the award since its inception during the 2003 season.
Each year, the Strickland Award seeks to honor the assistant coach for NCAA Division I, II, III, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics or National Junior College Athletics Association that has excelled in working with their student-athletes in success on the course and in the classroom.
The winner of the 2012 Jan Strickland Award will be announced in the coming weeks as the recipient will have the opportunity to further his professional development by receiving an invitation to the TaylorMade and adidas Golf Kingdom located in Carlsbad, Calif.