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Athletic Directors Hire Coaches For Their Answers, Not More Questions

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Conrad Ray (@cardcoachray) is a former Cardinal standout student-athlete and touring golf professional and is Stanford’s Knowles Family Director of Men’s Golf (Head Men's Golf Coach). During his tenure as head coach, Ray has led the Cardinal to 10 appearances in the NCAA Championships, including the school’s eighth national title in 2007.

When Ray was being interviewed for the coaching job at Stanford, the athletic director told him, " What I like about you is that you would come to me with answers, not questions." Not long after, Ray was hired. Athletic directors do not want to constantly be babysitting and monitoring their coaches. They want people who go out and solve problems and get results. Be the coach with lots of answers and minimal questions.