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The Southern ConferencePublished: 5/24/2024, Last updated: 6/25/2024
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ETSU's Amos named finalist for 2024 NCAA Division I Dave Williams Coach of the Year Award

Bucs head coach named a finalist for the second time

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NORMAN, Okla. (May 24, 2024) – With the ETSU men's golf team set to begin play in the NCAA Championships later today, Buccaneer head coach Jake Amos was named a finalist for the 2024 NCAA Division I Dave Williams Coach of the Year Award. The announcement was made on Friday by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).
This marks the second time Amos is a finalist for the award, which honors the national coach of the year in NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA, NJCAA Division I, and NJCAA Division II men's golf.
Joining Amos as finalists are Nick Clinard of Auburn, Sean Covich of West Virginia, Andrew DiBitetto of North Carolina, and Scott Limbaugh of Vanderbilt.
During this 2023-24 campaign, the Bucs have won three tournaments, while Amos' crew has been ranked as high as No. 8 nationally. ETSU won the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, the Ka'anapali Classic Collegiate and the Southern Conference Championship. ETSU won the SoCon for the fourth straight season. To go with the three wins, Amos – the 2024 SoCon Coach of the Year – directed his Bucs to seven top-three finishes this season, including a runner-up showing at the Chapel Hill Regional. In Chapel Hill, the Blue & Gold defeated three top-20 programs and seven top-50 schools.
On the course, the Bucs have been led by all-conference selections Algot Kleen, Matty Dodd-Berry and Mats Ege. Ege, who won his second straight SoCon Player of the Year honor, is also a finalist for the 2024 Haskins Award. In addition, Jenson Forrester was tabbed SoCon Freshman of the Year. Overall, Ege won three tournaments this year, while Kleen, Dodd-Berry and Remi Chartier each won one.
The Bucs are making their fourth straight NCAA Championship appearance as ETSU tees off today at 4:50 p.m. ET from Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif. ETSU is one of only nine schools to have played in the last four championship rounds. The Bucs are joined by Texas, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, UNC, Florida, Florida State, Oklahoma and Texas Tech.