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.
IN only his second season at Maryville his men's team, led by All American Trey Bridwell won the "Great Scouth Athletic Conference" Champinship.
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 has won many of Tennessee's top amateur and professional events such as the 2011 "Tennessee Senior Amateur" the 2012 Tennessee PGA's "Senior Players Championship" the 2000 Tennessee PGA "Coca Cola Chattanooga Open" and the Rocky Top Tour's "River Islands Open" in 2000.
Waters has won many of East Tennessee's top amateur events including the Holston Hills Invitational, Ridgefields Invitational, The Lakeway Championship, Ping open the Knox and Anderson County Amateurs and a record five Blount County tournament championships.
Waters is a 15 time Green Meadow Country Club Champion and in 2000 he represented the Tennessee Golf Association in the "International Team Matches" in Lima, Peru. He has also been a member of the "Tennessee Challange Cup" team ten times.
In 2009 Coach Waters was elected to the Blount County Sports Hall of Fame.
In 2017 Ron was inducted into the Cleveland State Community College Sports Hall of Fame.
Waters received his B.S. in Education from the University of Tennessee and a M.S. in Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University in 1988.
Coach Waters and his wife Lynn reside in Alcoa.