Born and raised in Wichita, Larry was involved in youth soccer all of his formative years. He had the opportunity to compete against international competition and played in two AAU National Championship games.
Larry attended Southeast High School where he was honored to serve as Captain of the Varsity Soccer Team and earned All-State nominations. He graduated from Southeast in 1993.
Newman University in Wichita, KS offered him the opportunity to play and attend school, where he majored in Biology and became a two time Collegiate All American. Recently in 2010 he was inducted into the Newman University Sports Hall of Fame.
Upon completion of his sports eligibility in the middle of his senior year, Larry was drafted to play professionally by the original Wichita Wings. He enjoyed five seasons, playing before hometown crowds before they unfortunately ceased operations. Larry accepted an offer to play for the Mississippi Beach Kings and the team excelled, playing for the Championship of the Eastern Indoor Soccer League. From there a former US National Team player turned coach, Fernando Clavijo, signed Larry to play for the Ft. Lauderdale Thundercats.
During this time Larry married his High School Sweetheart, Nikki, they now have two children, Tyler and Connor. Because of their love of the South Eastern Kansas area, they chose to make Wichita their permanent residence and raise the family there.
Later a highly successful franchise, the San Diego Sockers, and their legendary coach Brian Quinn, contracted Larry to play for them, which he did with distinction. Missing his family he elected to retire from professional competition following the season.
Wichita was lacking any kind of organized soccer beyond the collegiate level. Larry built a team of all local amateur talent called the Wichita Gunners. They played in the PASL (Premier Arena Soccer League). Over the two seasons of their existence they proved themselves to be a formidable opponent. Both seasons they reached the championship series, once in San Francisco, CA (2006) and once in Dallas, TX (2007).
Once home Larry went to school and became an Emergency Medical Technician that ultimately led to becoming a firefighter for the City of Wichita.
Showing initiative, Larry created a soccer team comprised of firefighters and policemen, to play exhibition matches against local High School teams to improve public relations and raise funds for local athletics. He is known for implementing summer soccer camps for disadvantaged youth in the area, as well as soccer specific summer fitness camps to prepare high school and college kids for their preseason.
In 2011, the Wichita Wings of the MISL returned to professional soccer and Larry was once again pulled from retirement to play where he scored the first goal of the franchises’ history. At the completion of the season, he retired once more and accepted the offer to be an assistant coach for the 2012 Wings season.
Larry would become head coach of the franchise that replaced the Wichita Wings in 2013. The Wichita B-52s competed in the Professional Arena Soccer League. At the end of the season, Larry resigned from the B-52s to accept the head coaching position with FC Wichita.