St. Louis Amateur Hockey Hall of Fame

 

 

 

 

 

Bio

Larry was born June 16, 1955 in St. Louis and is a lifelong resident of the St. Louis area. He is a 1973 graduate of Lafayette High School. He received his BA from St. Louis University in 1977 and his JD from St. Mary's University in San Antonio in 1980. He and his wife, Debbie, currently live in Eureka and have 3 children, (Beth, Andy, and Steve), all of which played youth hockey. Both Andy and Steve went on to play at Missouri State University. Larry and Deb also have 4 grandchildren, the oldest of which is starting his hockey career in the Missouri Hockey Learn to Play program.

Larry began his love of hockey back in the mid 60's when his parents took him to see the St. Louis Braves play at the Arena.

He began his involvement with youth hockey in 1980 coaching a Squirt B team for Webster Groves with his cousin because "it sounded like fun". He remained a coach with Webster Groves for six years. He also served two years on the Webster Board of Directors and as director of coaches. In 1986, Larry began coaching at Kirkwood and remained there until 2000. During that time he served on the KYHA Board of Directors as administrator of the House League Program, President (4 years) and Past President. During those years he also coached at the Squirt and PeeWee levels.

In 1994 Larry was part of a group that founded the Lutheran South High School Hockey program which has continued in operation since that time. He has served as club president since 2001 and has been a coach with the club's Junior Varsity program since 2002.

Larry has also coached with Affton at the Squirt, Bantam, and Midget levels. He is currently coaching in the Twin Bridges Hockey Club at the Squirt Level.

Larry served as a member of the Board of Directors of Missouri Hockey Youth Division including 4 years as Board President and 4 years as past president. He also served as a division commissioner and was one of the founders of the Youth Division House Tournament which was, at that time held at the Kirkwood Rink.

In addition, Larry has been a member of the Board of Directors of Missouri Hockey, Inc. since 1991. During that time he has served 6 years as Affiliate President. He has also served as youth division representative, past president, secretary and chairman of the rules and disciplinary committee. He also has been involved in the Missouri Hockey free learn to play program for the past three summers.

Larry has been a Central District Director at USA Hockey for 13 years serving on both the Finance Committee and the Junior Council.

Most recently, he was the 2013 recipient of the Ray Harrison Memorial Award for dedication and support of St. Louis Amateur Hockey.