Coach Larry lives with his wife of 36 years Debbie in Fremont, California. Together they have three (adult) children, and one grandbaby.
He ran in high school, at Saint Mary’s College, and in the “running boom”. Moving on from College he transitioned to Triathlon, winning his first world championship at the International Triathlon Union Vancouver, Canada (Clydesdale division). In 1990 a triple-trailer truck clobbered Larry while he was riding around Lake Tahoe, cutting short his running career. Now fully focused on cycling his true talent started to shine. However he quickly realized physical talent only wasn’t enough when racing in a pack and had to quickly address his lack of technical and tactical skills for success in bunch events. This self-awareness and willingness to look at his own weakness is what makes Larry such an accomplished and understanding coach.
With a passion for helping others that burns just as strongly today, Larry started coaching new racers at the local 5-week Early Bird Training Race Series. Twenty-six years later the series has grown to help about 250 brand new racers each year. Larry leads 50 or more coaches and mentors through the weekly curriculum with the intent to provide a great first race experience (and to keep racers in the sport).
2017 was the last of an 11-year run with the NCCF Team Specialized Juniors for Larry, who served as Team Director. In that same period there have been 48 teammates, 30 graduates, 27 in college or have graduated university, 38 teammates invited to European/ Ireland/ Canada trips, and 34 USA National Championships. In 2017, Larry coached Sean McElroy (22nd Paris-Roubaix) and Cole Davis (12th Pay de Vaud, 1st USA National Road Champion).
Although often too humble to share it, Larry is an incredibly accomplished racer in his own right, with 21 World Masters Track Championships wins and over 50 national titles on the road and track.
Add all this experience with a genuine desire to help and you have one very capable coach to put in your corner! Larry is excited to work with riders of all abilities with goals in either track or road racing. Please contact us today to find out how Coach Larry can help you “Maximize Your Potential!”
- USA Cycling Level One Coach
- USA Cycling Certified Skills Instructor
- San Jose Velodrome supervisor
- 2003, and 2008-2013 USA Cycling West Coast Camps Manager and Head Coach
- 2010 USA Cycling “Club of the Year” (small teams)
- 2011 United States Olympic Committee Development Coach of the Year