Vince Lazar
Vince Lazar
Title: Head Men's Golf Coach
Phone: 765-658-4921
Alma Mater: New Orleans '87

Vince Lazar enters his 16th season as DePauw’s head men’s and women’s golf coach and was named the National Golf Coaches Association’s Women's Division III Coach of the Year in 2002, 2004 and 2011. Additionally, he is a seven-time regional coach of the year selection.

Lazar has led the women's team to 12 straight appearances in the NCAA Division III Championships including three second-place finishes and four third-place showings. In all, Lazar's women's teams have totaled nine top-five national finishes.

He also led the men's team to the Division III Championships in 1999 and 2005 and was one of only four coaches NCAA history at the time to take both programs to the Division III Championships in the same season when he did so in 2005. Additionally, Lazar has coached three individuals in the national championships.

During his tenure, 11 student-athletes have earned a total of 24 all-America honors and they've accumulated over 25 All-American Scholar accolades.

Lazar's teams have captured nine women's conference titles including seven in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and the first two as members of the North Coast Athletic Conference, while the men won one in the SCAC. In all, Lazar has totaled 10 conference coach of the year honors and his student-athletes have been named conference golfer of the year on nine occasions.

A native of Crown Point, Indiana, Lazar was the 1980 Indiana Junior PGA Champion and 1981 Indiana Junior Long Drive Champion. He was a four-year letterman at the University of New Orleans (Division I).  While completing his bachelor’s degree in physical education, he served as the assistant golf coach and assistant academic advisor.  

Two years later he completed his master’s degree in clinical exercise physiology at Indiana University.  He completed his doctoral course work in 1998 at Indiana University in the area of Motor Learning with a minor in Sport Psychology.

Lazar is a 24-year PGA professional and has worked at Lakes of the Four Seasons in Crown Point, Indiana; Martinsville Country Club in Martinsville, Indiana; and the Indiana University Golf Club in Bloomington, Indiana.

Before being named head coach at DePauw, Lazar served as an assistant golf professional for seven years and assistant golf coach for two years for hall of fame men’s and women’s golf coach Sam Carmichael at Indiana University.  During his time at Indiana, both teams qualified for the Division I NCAA Championships.

Along with his coaching responsibilities at DePauw, Lazar is also an instructor in the school’s kinesiology department. In addition he served on the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship Committee and the NCAA Men’s Regional Golf Committee.  Lazar also was the Division III Director on the National Golf Coaches Association Board of Directors.

Lazar currently resides in Greencastle, with his wife Lisa and children Evan, Maura and Harper.

Vince Lazar
 University Head Coaching Highlights 

NCAA Championship Appearances-Team
Men: 1999, 2005
Women: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013


NCAA Championship Appearances-Individual
Men: 2001
Women: 2000, 2001


SCAC Team Championships
Men: 1999
Women: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

NCAC Team Championships
Women: 2012, 2013


Regular Season
91 Team Championship Titles
80 Individual Championship Titles


Coaching Honors
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
Men: 1999
Women: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011

North Coast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
Women: 2012, 2013


Region Coach of the Year

Women: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011


Division III Coach of the Year

Women: 2002, 2004, 2011