|Title:||Head Golf Coach|
Entering his 12th season as the head golf coach at Whitworth in 2014-15, Warren Friedrichs has taken the experience of more than 20 years coaching college basketball and applied it to his lifelong avocation on the greens. One of the most successful basketball coaches in Whitworth history, Friedrichs has now made the Pirate men's and women's golf programs into regional powers. Since the program's resurrection in 2003-04 Whitworth's men have won the Northwest Conference title five times (2005-07 and 2010, 2013) and have played in three NCAA Division III tournaments (2007, 2010 and 2013). He is a four-time NWC Men's Coach of the Year. In 2009 and 2010, Whitworth's women shared the Northwest Conference title, earning the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Division III championships in 2010.
Friedrichs was the men's basketball coach at Whitworth for 16 seasons (1986 - 2001). During that time the Pirates won five Northwest Conference titles and made three national tournament appearances. He was Northwest Conference Coach of the Year five times and was the 1996 NAIA Division II men's Coach of the Year.
Friedrichs has played golf his entire life. He was a two-year letter winner at Concordia College in Indiana (in addition to four letters in basketball and two letters in baseball). He has been an active player locally, participating in many area amateur tournaments.
Friedrichs was inducted into the Whitworth Heritage Gallery Hall of Fame in October of 2011.