Travis Lauterbach, who played collegiately at Harding University, has been named Faulkner's men's and women's golf coach, according to athletic director Brent Barker.
Lauterbach replaces Barker, who in addition to his AD duties became the head coach of the football program in December of 2011. Lauterbach's golf resume is impressive, having also served the sport as a caddie at some of the country's finest courses, including the Augusta National Golf Club, site of The Masters.
"I am very grateful for this opportunity and want to thank Coach Barker and Dr. Hilyer for having faith in me," Lauterbach said. "I look forward to working with both the men's and women's teams and have very high hopes for what the future may hold for the Faulkner University golf program."
The list of golf clients Lauterbach, who is also Faulkner's Sports Facility Coordinator, has caddied for includes Jack Nicklaus and former president Bill Clinton, as well as many professional athletes. He has also worked at other renowned facilities such as Whistling Straits (Wisc.), TPC Sawgrass (Fla.) and TPC Potomac (Md.).
Lauterbach earned a degree in Early Childhood Education from Harding in 2006. He added a master's degree in Business Administration in 2007. While in graduate school, he was an assistant coach for Harding's women's golf team.