Larry Kramer (American football)

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Larry Kramer
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1942-04-06)April 6, 1942
Austin, Minnesota
Died January 25, 2014(2014-01-25) (aged 71)
Rossville, Kansas
Playing career
1962–1964 Nebraska
Position(s) Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1966–1970 McCook JC
1970–1972 Southern Oregon
1973–1982 Austin
1983–1994 Emporia State
1995–1997 Kansas State (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall 127–120–5

Larry Kramer (April 6, 1942 – January 25, 2014) is a former American football player and coach. He held several head coaching positions at the collegiate level, and most recently was an assistant coach at Kansas State University.

Coaching career[edit]

Southern Oregon[edit]

Kramer was the head football coach for the Southern Oregon Raiders located in Ashland, Oregon. He held that position for the 1970 and 1971 seasons. His coaching record at Southern Oregon was 3 wins and 17 losses. As of the conclusion of the 2009 season, this ranks him #11 at Southern Oregon in total wins and #12 at the school in winning percentage (.150).[1]

Austin College[edit]

Kramer served as Austin College's head football coach from 1973 to 1982 and led the Kangaroos to the NAIA Division II National Championship in 1981. He also was named the Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association Coach of the Year in 1979 and 1981.[2]

Emporia State[edit]

Kramer was the 18th head coach for Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas and he held that position for twelve seasons, from 1983 until 1994. His coaching record at ESU was 71 wins, 54 losses, and 0 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2013 season, he is still ranked second at ESU in terms of total wins and seventh at ESU in terms of winning percentage.[3] While at Emporia State, Kramer coached future NFL standout Leon Lett.

Personal life[edit]

Kramer earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1965 and a master’s degree in 1966. He and his wife have four children.[2]


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