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Stanford men's golf coach takes to the airwaves for new radio show

Stanford men's golf head coach Conrad Ray will host a newly launched SiriusXM radio show focused on collegiate golf and the various stages of development for young players who desire to play the game at a high level.

Golf U will debut Oct. 19 and air every Monday from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. (PT) on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio, available nationwide on satellite radios (Sirius channel 208, XM channel 92) and on smartphones via the SiriusXM app.

Ray will be joined by co-host Kyle Gentry, a former Cardinal player, as they examine the nation's standout college teams and competitors and will talk with parents, young players and coaches to answer their questions about youth golf, high school play, recruiting and more.

"Collegiate golf across all divisions has never been stronger and we are excited to have the opportunity to highlight current events, interesting storylines, and what it takes to get to and perform at this level," Ray said. "Golf U will capture 'all things' college golf and we hope folks will tune in on SiriusXM to enjoy."

Ray, a former Cardinal standout student-athlete and touring golf professional, is in his 12th season as Stanford's head coach. A two-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year, Ray has led the Cardinal to eight appearances in the NCAA Championships, including the school's eighth national title in 2007.

Stanford student-athletes have been well decorated under Ray's leadership. He has helped produce 19 All-Americans, 13 Academic All-Americans, two Pac-12 Players of the Year, two Pac-12 Scholar-Athletes of the Year, three Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and 14 first team All-Pac-12 selections.

Recent Cardinal standout players have included 2014 NCAA individual champion Cameron Wilson, Nicklaus Award winners Maverick McNealy and Patrick Rodgers, and 2014 NCAA bronze medalist David Boote. Ray was a member of the 1994 NCAA Championship Stanford squad and a teammate of Tiger Woods, Casey Martin and Notah Begay. He is also the president of the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Gentry was a four-year letterwinner at Stanford (2003-06), where he recorded three top-10 and six top-25 finishes. Prior to attending Stanford, Gentry was Future Collegians World Tour Player of the Year and an American Junior Golf Association All-American.

— Stanford Athletics

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