Inside the Lions: Lions' New Golf Coach

Brad Lanning (courtesy of Univ. of Oregon)

July 30, 2013

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LOS ANGELES -- On June 25, Brad Lanning was named the head coach of the LMU men's golf program. He recently sat down with Lions' All-Access to talk about taking over the Lions' program and his chance at being a head coach.

Lanning joined Martin's staff at Oregon in July of 2011 and in two seasons the Ducks went to the NCAA Regionals and in 2011-12, Oregon earned a third place finish at the NCAA Golf Championships, its best finish ever in 26 trips to the NCAA tournament.

The two years at Oregon wasn't the first time Lanning and Martin paired for success. They were teammates for three seasons at Stanford, helping the Cardinal win the 1994 NCAA Championship. Lanning graduated that season with a degree in Political Science and then earned his Master's in Counseling at Denver Seminary in 2011.

After Stanford, Lanning spent six years playing professionally on the Hooters Tour, South American Tour and the Canadian PGA tour, while also working as a stock broker before entering the coaching ranks.

It didn't take long for success to reach Lanning as a coach, helping St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Bradenton, Fla., to a state title and a state runner-up finish in two years as an assistant coach. After moving to Colorado, he entered the master's program at Denver and assisted Valor Christian High School to a pair of state championships in his three seasons with the team.



He has also served on camp coaching staffs for the University of Florida and his alma mater. Lanning and his wife have a son and a daughter.



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