Fire FC South Coach
2001 Division 2/3 – Boys
Larry has 45 years of playing and coaching soccer . Many youth accolades and a passion for the game started in St Louis, giving up baseball in 3rd grade to play year round with Anheuser Busch Youth Soccer Club, which included being crowned the Oklahoma State Champions 1982 (Team went on to place 2nd in the region). he was named to State Soccer Team and sent to Regional Team Tryouts in Monroe Louisiana ’82-’83. Earned 1st Team Sunflower League Midfielder ’84, ’85, KC All Star Team ’85, recruited to Rockhurst University and redshirted Freshman Year. Larry went on to play in Spain at Universidad de Madrid and was named the Spain Facultad Filosofia y Letras A club player Junior Year
Larry began coaching soccer in 1994 and has coached all age groups with boys and girls teams through 2015. This has included many tournament champions and finalists..
Larry’s philosophy on soccer is that the game is a microcosm of life. If you can become a successful teammate then you can do anything you want to in life. A will to learn, the dedication to practice what you are taught, and the will to not give up when things get hard is what will make a player a success both on and off the field. Larry is a ball possession, simplify the game coach, where movement off the ball is just as important as the good square or through pass that leads to goal. In Larry’s game the assist is worth two points.
Life (outside of soccer):
Married to wife Karen for 25 years
Parents of four children, three still playing soccer and the oldest will play soccer next year at the collegiate level