Conrad Ray Named Stanford Head Men's Golf Coach

July 16, 2004

Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford Athletic Department announced Friday that Conrad Ray, a former Cardinal golfer and current touring golf professional, has accepted the head coaching position for the men's golf program.

'We are excited to have Conrad Ray back on The Farm with our men's golf program,' said Stanford athletic director Ted Leland. 'Conrad is a great fit for Stanford and brings a wealth of knowledge of the game from his professional experience. As a former student-athlete and member of the 1994 NCAA Championship team, he understands what it takes to succeed here at Stanford University.'

'I am very excited to have the opportunity to come back to Stanford and be a part of a program and university I hold in high esteem,' said Ray. 'I look forward to continuing the winning tradition and meeting the future challenges of the Stanford golf program. My experience here on The Farm was one that I cherish and look forward to affording new student-athletes the same great experience.'

Ray is a 1997 graduate of Stanford University where he earned a bachelor of arts in Public Policy.

A three-year letterwinner for the Cardinal golf team, he was a member of the 1994 NCAA Champion golf team where he played with Casey Martin and Notah Begay. He captained the team in 1997 and was an All-Pac-10 and Pac-10 All-Academic selection that season as well. His senior year he posted six top 10 finishes and nine under-par rounds. Ray's 73.95 stroke average was second-best on the squad.

He has played on the Nationwide Tour and other world tours since 1998 and achieved 12 top-10 finishes in that span. He has worked extensively with numerous golf instructors throughout the country and has organized and administered various pro-am and fund-raising golf tournaments, including the Karl Potach Memorial Tournament for children's cancer research and the Bart McCormick Classic.

Ray is married to the former Jennifer Woods.

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