HAMMOND, Louisiana – Former Lion standout Lawrence Allan was named the new head golf coach at Southeastern Louisiana University, SLU Director of Athletics Jay Artigues announced Monday.
Allan’s hiring is pending approval from the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. Allan replaces Jake Narro, who led the Lions to the 2022 Southland Conference Championship and resigned to pursue other professional opportunities.
“Lawrence was a great golfer here and knows what it takes to be successful at this level,” Artigues commented. “We are thrilled to see Lawrence grow our program and build on the commitment to excellence in the classroom, community and competition that Coach Narro has established over the past few years.”
Hailing from Alva, Scotland, Allan was a three-time All-Southland Conference interpreter from 2012 to 2016 at SLU. Allan was part of the 2013 Southland Conference Championship team and a pair of NCAA regional entrants. A two-time Cleveland Golf/Srixon Academic All-American, Allan earned his sports management degree in 2016.
After his time at Hammond, Allan continued to play professionally in Europe, spending time on the PGA EuroPro Tour, Challenge Tour and APT Tour. He was also an assistant golf pro at Dullator Golf Club in his native Scotland.
“When I first came to the Southeast, I was terrified because I had never been to the United States,” Allan commented. “But the Southeast and Hammond communities have made me feel welcome. I am grateful to our administration for giving me the opportunity to give back to the program and the university that are so special to me.”
Allan wants to continue building on the success of the program.
“Coach Narro has done a tremendous job with our program,” Allan said. “I look forward to continuing this positive momentum.”
Southeastern is scheduled to open the 2022-23 season Sept. 19-20 at the Grover Page Classic in Jackson, Tennessee.
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