In 2008 Ron Waters was hired to start up the first golf program in Maryville College's history and to coach its men's and women's teams.
Coach Waters retired from Heritage High School, in 2008 after 30 years of service as a teacher and coach. While at Heritage he coached the golf teams for 10 years and was named as District or Regional Coach of the Year on four occasions. He also served as the school's boys basketball coach for 16 seasons.
As an amateur golfer, Waters is the "2011 Tennessee Senior Amateur Champion", the "Knoxville Tour's Senior Champion", and the "Knoxville Tour's Senior Player of the Year". He has also been named to The Tennessee Challenge Cup Team for the seventh time.
As an amateur golfer, Waters led Team Tennessee in the International Team Matches in Lima, Peru in 2000. Waters has won many of East Tennessee's top amateur and professional events such as the Chattanooga Coca-Cola Classic, Holston Hills and Ridgefield Invitationals, The Knox and Anderson County Amateurs and a record five Blount County tournament championships. Waters is the current and an 11 time Green Meadow Country Club Champion where he has also claimed three Senior Club Championships. In 2009 Coach Waters was elected to the Blount County Sports Hall of Fame.
Waters received his B.S. in Education from the University of Tennessee and in 1978 and in 1988 he received his M.S. in Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. Coach Waters and his wife Lynn reside in Alcoa.