2011 Jan Strickland Award Finalist
2010 Jan Strickland Award Semifinalist
2005 NGCA Assistant Coach of the Year
Shane Warren enters his seventh season as an assistant coach with the LSU men’s golf program as he is responsible for assisting head coach Chuck Winstead in LSU’s recruiting efforts, coordinating practice sessions, providing valuable assistance at tournaments and handling all day-to-day responsibilities with the team.
With Warren’s assistance, LSU has enjoyed the rebirth of one of the most storied men’s golf programs in the NCAA as the Tigers have advanced to NCAA postseason play in each of the last four seasons, including consecutive trips to the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships in 2010 (24th place) and 2011 (21st place).
And former Tiger star John Peterson made history with his performance a year ago in Stillwater, Okla., as he became the first LSU Tiger in 70 years to be crowned the NCAA medalist with his one-stroke victory over UCLA’s National Player of the Year Patrick Cantlay. Peterson fired a 5-under par 211 in 54 holes at Karsten Creek Golf Club to join the likes of past greats Fred Haas, Jr. (1937) and Earl Stewart (1941) as the only Tigers to win the NCAA individual crown.
In one of the most storied careers in the history of the LSU men’s golf program, Peterson was a three-time All-American and two-time First-Team All-SEC performer in four seasons from 2007-11. In 2011, he became the first Tiger since David Toms in his senior season in 1989 to take home First-Team All-America honors.
The Tigers have also been led to the pinnacle of college golf by Andrew Loupe, who was a two-time All-American during his collegiate career from 2007-11. Loupe teamed with Peterson in their four seasons together to form one of the elite 1-2 combinations in the NCAA while pacing the Tigers back into the national spotlight.
Since Warren joined Winstead as an assistant coach prior to the 2004-05 season, he has helped develop two All-Americans winning five All-America honors and three All-SEC selections winning six All-SEC honors during that span. In addition, four Tigers have been picked as members of the SEC All-Freshman Team for their efforts as rookies.
In seven seasons as an assistant coach, Warren has certainly helped LSU establish itself as one of the top golf programs in the NCAA while earning a pair of Top 25 national rankings in the Golfweek Preseason Top 25 poll in each of the last two seasons. After earning a No. 15 national ranking prior to the 2010-11 season, the Tigers open the 2011-12 campaign as the No. 23 team in the country according to Golfweek. LSU has also received a No. 17 preseason ranking for 2011-12 in the Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches’ Preseason Top 25.
In fact, the Tigers spent much of the 2010-11 season among the Top 10 teams nationally while climbing as high as No. 6 in the Golfstat Top 25 ranking and No. 8 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.
The foundation of LSU’s success has been built on recruiting the nation’s premier players to Baton Rouge as Warren has certainly displayed his recruiting prowess during his tenure.
That success has helped Warren earn national recognition during his tenure as he was selected one of three finalists for the 2011 Jan Strickland Award, which honors the assistant coach for NCAA Division I, II, III, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics or National Junior College Athletics Association that excelled in working with their student-athletes in success on the course and in the classroom. Warren was also chosen as one of 10 semifinalists for the award during the 2010 spring season.
Warren served in the same capacity with head coach Karen Bahnsen and the nationally-ranked LSU women’s golf program from 2003 through the end of the 2006 season. He is considered one of the top assistant coaches in Division I college golf, and the National Golf Coaches Association Board of Directors named Warren the 2004-05 NGCA Assistant Coach of the Year in July 2005.
A native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Warren came to LSU in 2003 after serving as an assistant coach for the Alabama women’s golf program from 1999-2002 and as an instructor for the Chuck Winstead Golf Academy at the University Club in 2003. Under his guidance, the Lady Tigers went from a program that was ranked 55th nationally when he joined the staff to one that was ranked in the top 10 in his last two seasons with the team.
Prior to his stints at Alabama and LSU, Warren served two years as the assistant golf professional at Hidden Meadows Golf Club in Northport, Ala., and one year as the head golf instructor at the Golden Bear Golf Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He also served as an associate golf professional at Lago Mar Country Club in Plantation, Fla., and as an instructor for the Mark Wood Golf Learning Center in Fort Lauderdale.
The 41-year-old Warren graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in sports and fitness management in 1994. Warren and his wife, Lauren, have two daughters, Caroline (6) and Ellagrace (3).
The Shane Warren Resume
2005-present LSU men’s golf assistant coach
2003-06 LSU women’s golf assistant coach
2003 Instructor at the Chuck Winstead Golf Academy
1999-2002 Alabama women’s golf assistant coach
1997-99 Assistant golf professional at Hidden Meadows Golf Club in Northport, Ala.
1996-97 Head golf instructor at Golden Bear Golf Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
1995-96 Associate golf professional at Lago Mar Country Club in Plantation, Fla.
1994-95 Instructor at the Mark Wood Golf Learning Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
1994 Graduated from Alabama with a degree in sports and fitness management
The Shane Warren File
Name: Shane Warren
Date of Birth: Aug. 28, 1970
High School: Central HS, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
College: Alabama, 1994 (Sports and Fitness Management)