FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas golf coach Brad McMakin has been named the head coach of the USA China Friendship Cup the Golf Coaches Association of America announced on Wednesday.
McMakin joins Oklahoma State’s Mike McGraw, Wake Forest’s Jerry Haas and Kyle Blaser of Oklahoma City University as the 2006 GCAA international team coaches.
In his first year at Arkansas, McMakin recently completed his 10th season as head coach at Lamar. Last year the Cardinals won an NCAA-best seven tournaments in 13 events and placed two golfers in the top 10 individual finishers at the NCAA Championships. In his decade at the helm of the program, Lamar won five Southland Conference championships, made six-consecutive NCAA Central Regional appearances and, in 2006, earned its first trip to the NCAA Championships in 20 years.