Hall of Fame – 1990
Coaching for 26 years, Larry began at Leigh High School in 1964, moved on to Snyder for two years, then to Wayne State College where he was a graduate assistant and coached at Winside at the same time. Settling in Falls City in 1968 he found “home”. His career record stands at 128-47-4 and will improve until he officially retires. His teams have won an impressive total of 90 trophies and finished second at State in 1989. Over the years Larry has touched the lives of some 700 young wrestlers with his positive attitude.
He coached exchange teams to Mexico and Venezuela and was on the board of directors for NSWCA four years, taking over as President-Elect this fall. He has been on the advisory board of the NCA in wrestling four years. He was an NAIA All-American in football at Midland College in 1964 and NCA Coach of the Year in 1988. He was nominated to National Coach of the Year for Nebraska in 1989 and received his 25 year coaching plaque from the NCA that same year. He has been chosen assistant coach for the first NSWCA East/West All-Star Dual this year. Still active in coaching Larry counts as his biggest thrills his first state champ and being elected to the Hall of Fame by the NSWCA.