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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). Ray led the Cardinals to their ninth national title in 2019, 11 appearances in the NCAA Championships and was named National Coach of the Year by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

In this video, Ray talks about how he turned a low ranking team into a winning team. At the beginning of his time coaching at Stanford, he was understaffed and did not have an adequate training facility. His players believed in the idea that they could not be successful in both academics and sport and struggled to choose a side.