Date Of Birth: 04/09/1959
Place Of Birth: Pradera, Colombia
Main Occupation: Youth Teams Coach
2° Occupation: Senior Coach
3° Occupation: Youth Sector Director
Club: Guatemala (Youth Sector Director)
-Boca Juniors de Cali
-Valle del Cauca: 1998/1999 Champion U19; 1999/2000 Champion U23
-Expreso Palmira FC (Deportivo Cali B): 2000/2001 close to find the promotion to Primera A, season finished at the third place
-Deportes Quindio: 2001/2002 Champion of Primera B, promotion to the Primera A
-Colombia U17: 2002 third in the South American Championship U17; 2003 fourth place in the 2003 U17 World Cup in Finland; 2004 Champion of Sudamericano U17, second place in Sudamericano U16; 2005 gold medal of the U17 Bolivian games, Champion of South American Championship U20; 2006 gold medal of the central american and caribbean games; 2007 fourth round of the U17 World Cup.
-Colombia senior: 2008 he was choosed as "coach ad interim". After the victory with Paraguay 1-0 and the 0-0 draw with Brazil he was confirmed as coach of senior national team. He won the first game as official coach of Colombia 1-0 with Nigeria. 2009 he didn’t reach the qualification to the 2010 World Cup, mostly because of the poor results in the first games of the previous coach. He resigned.
Colombia U17/U20 Squads During World Cup (2002/2005/2007/2009/2011).
-2010 Under-20 World Cup in Colombia: First Place in the Group Stage after The victories against France, Mali and Korea. In the Second Round Colombia U 20 won against Costa Rica 3-2. In the Quarterfinals, against Mexico, they were defeated for 3-1. Lara resigned.
-In December 2011 he signed for the historical Colombian Club "America De Cali" that was playing the Primera B. They were looking for the promotion to Primera A. In the First Round they won the Championship title that Guaranteed to the "Red Devils" the Qualification to the finals; In addition they achieved the Qualification for the Second Phase of the Colombian Cup. He was fired after the loss in the Final against Alianza Petrolera.
-2015 Youth Sector Director of El Salvador