Done Deal: LSU Tigers Confirm The Signing Of Another Man As Head Coach

**Jake Amos Appointed LSU Men’s Golf Head Coach**

Jake Amos, who led East Tennessee State to four consecutive NCAA Championship appearances, has been named the head men’s golf coach at LSU, announced by Director of Athletics Scott Woodward on Wednesday.

Amos, a finalist for the NCAA Division I Dave Williams Coach of the Year Award, guided the Buccaneers to three victories and seven top-three finishes in 2024. This included a fourth straight Southern Conference Championship and a 12th place finish at the NCAA Championships, ETSU’s best since 2001.

“Jake has a proven track record of success, both as a player and a coach, which makes him an exciting leader for our men’s golf program,” Woodward said. “His ability to develop elite talent and win at every stage of his career gives us confidence that he will build on our strong foundation and lead the Tigers to consistent success moving forward.”

During his tenure at ETSU, Amos coached four NCAA All-Americans, eight East All-Region selections, three conference Players of the Year, three conference Freshmen of the Year, and 15 All-Conference honorees. The program saw unprecedented success under his leadership, with 13 team wins and 13 individual victories in five seasons. Amos was named 2024 Southern Conference Coach of the Year, his third time receiving this honor after winning it in 2021 and 2022.

“I could not be more excited for the opportunity to be the next head men’s golf coach at LSU,” Amos said. “Thank you to Scott Woodward for believing in me to lead the program going forward. LSU golf has a great history of winning championships and that’s the reason I am here; I want to continue that. My wife and kids are excited to move down to Baton Rouge and immerse ourselves in the culture and community.”

Amos also has SEC coaching experience, having helped lead the University of South Carolina to back-to-back NCAA Regional appearances as an associate head coach from 2016-18. During his time in Columbia, he coached Keenan Huskey to Golfweek All-American honors and led the Gamecocks to 13 top-five finishes.

From 2014-16, Amos was an assistant coach at Purdue, where he helped the Boilermakers achieve one of their best runs in program history with consecutive NCAA Regional appearances and one national championship appearance. In 2015-16, Purdue won three tournaments and finished the season ranked 32nd, their highest ranking since 2005.

In both South Carolina and Purdue, Amos was a finalist for the Jan Strickland Assistant Coach of the Year Award. Prior to Purdue, he was an assistant coach at South Florida from 2013-14, leading the Bulls to the NCAA Regionals and coaching Chase Koepka to PING All-American honors.

Amos played collegiately at Augusta University, winning the 2010 NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championship, the first in the program’s history. He earned several accolades, including Peach Belt Freshman of the Year in 2007, All-America second team, All-America Freshman team, All-Region team selection, and an NCAA Regional medalist.

Following his collegiate career, Amos played professional golf on the Tour and in Europe and Asia. He and his wife, Dani, have two sons, Jenson King and Jasper Lewis.

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