Wildcats’ golfer Kip Childress, a four year member of the varsity, signed a letter of intent Wednesday to attend East Texas Baptist University and play golf. Childress is the son of Kris and Lisa Childress. The signing event was well attended by Childress’ family and friends at the SSHS Multipurpose Building.
Childress says he and ETBU found each other through the NCSA (Next College Student Athlete) recruiting network. He says ETBU made the recruiting process easy. Childress says he toured the college campus in Marshall a couple of months ago. He says ETBU has been watching his tournament scores this season. Childress says ETBU likes his potential. He says he feels he needs to work on his iron shots and on consistently hitting the ball well to play at the next level.
Wildcats Golf Coach Jeremy DeLorge says he is happy and ecstatic about the signing. He says ETBU has an amazing coach and a good program. He predicts Childress will tear it up in college. Coach DeLorge says Childress keeps his nose to the grindstone. He says he has seen Childress improve during the two years he has been head coach.
Coach DeLorge says Kip’s drives are going further and all aspects of his game have gotten better. He says he likes the due diligence Childress used in the recruiting process.