In 2008 Ron Waters was hired to organize 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 12 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.
In only his second season at Maryville his men's team, led by All American Trey Bridwell won the "Great South Athletic Conference" Championship.
As an amateur player Waters has won many of Tennessee's top amateur and professional events such as the 2011 "Tennessee Senior Amateur" the 2012 "Tennessee PGA Senior Players Championship" the Tennessee PGA's "Coca Cola Chattanooga Open" in 2000 and the "Rocky Top Tour's River Islands Open" in 2000.
Waters has also won many of East Tennessee's top amateur events such as the Holston Hills Invitational, Ridgefield Invitational, Lakeway Championship, Ping Open, the Knox and Anderson County Amateurs and a record five Blount County amateur championships.
He is an 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 Challenge 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 in 1978 and an M.S. in Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University in 1988.
Coach Waters and his wife Lynn reside in Alcoa.