Arkansas adds former player Barrett Lais to men's golf coaching staff

Fayetteville (UofA) - Former Razorback golfer Barrett Lais has rejoined the Arkansas men's golf team, this time as an assistant coach, head coach Brad McMakin announced on Friday.

Lais, who played for the Razorbacks between 2004-08, graduated from Arkansas with a degree in business in 2009 and immediately went on to the University of Denver where he served as an assistant golf coach.

"I am really excited to bring Barrett back as an assistant coach," McMakin said.  "Barrett is young and ambitious and brings a knowledge of the Razorback program.  He gained a lot of experience last season as a first-year coach, experience that will help him succeed here.  Barrett did an exceptional job recruiting at Denver and signed the No. 1 players from Norway and from Arizona."

Last season with Denver, Lais helped guide the Pioneers to three top-five tournament finishes and coached senior Espen Kofstad to the NCAA Championships as an individual.  Kofstad also earned PING Division I Honorable Mention All-American and All-Region honors.

In four years with the Razorbacks, Lais played in 15 tournaments and 45 rounds, averaging 75.60 strokes.  He finished 11th at the Gopher Invitational in 2007 and hit a career low round of 68 at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic, also in 2007.  As a senior in 2007-08 he played in a career high six tournaments and 18 rounds with a 75.00 stroke average.

Some of Lais' duties as Arkansas' assistant coach include travel, recruiting, course management and player development.

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