LSU golf assistant wins national award

The National Golf Coaches Association Board of Directors has announced that LSU Assistant Women's Golf Coach Shane Warren has been named the 2004-05 NGCA Assistant Coach of the Year.

Warren has been a part of the LSU women's golf program for the past two seasons and prior to that was the assistant women's golf coach at Alabama from 1999-2002. He has been part of an LSU women's team that was No. 55 in the country when he joined the staff and was ranked this year in the top 10 near the end of the 2005 campaign.

"It's a tremendous honor to be thought of such a way by the coaches," said Warren after learning of the award. "I am most grateful for (Head Coach Karen Bahnsen) for nominating me and for thinking enough of me to even consider it. This is a wonderful opportunity that I have to be at LSU and I can't thank her enough. I also want to thank all the coaches who took the time to vote and those who gave me their support."

Warren graduated from Alabama in 1994 with a degree in sports and fitness management. Besides his time at Alabama and the University Club, he also served two years as the assistant golf professional at Hidden Meadows Golf Course in Northport, Ala., a year as head golf instructor at the Golden Bear Golf Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., associate golf professional at Lago Mar Country Club and as an instructor at the Mark Wood Golf Learning Center.

"I am obviously very proud of Shane and he is certainly very deserving of this honor," said Bahnsen. "He has certainly worked hard on all phases of our program, from practice to recruiting, and he has certainly helped us do many of the things we want to accomplish. He's an outstanding person and outstanding coach."

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