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Larry Kerr
Larry  Kerr

Assistant Coach

Years coaching:
37th season (14th at CSU)


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Colorado State vs. Colorado; Sept. 4, 2010 - CSU 3, CU 24

Larry Kerr at a glance...

  • Rejoined the Colorado State coaching staff on Dec. 12, 2007; he was the first coach hired by Steve Fairchild.
  • Enters his 36th overall season in coaching, his 19th as a college coordinator.
  • Saw 12 defensive players selected in the NFL Draft during his first tenure at CSU (1993-2002).
  • A two-year starting linebacker at San Jose State, played on a defense that sent eight of 11 starters to the NFL, including Denver Broncos Ring of Famer Louie Wright.
  • A former standout high school athlete in Northern California, was inducted into the Marin County Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995.
  • Each of his two daughters, Kelly and Lindsey, played volleyball for the Rams earlier this decade.

Postseason Experience

Season Appearance Opponent
1981 California Bowl Toledo
(assistant coach with San Jose State)
1986 Gator Bowl Clemson
(assistant coach with Stanford)
1994 Holiday Bowl Michigan
(assistant coach with Colorado State)
1995 Holiday Bowl Kansas State
(assistant coach with Colorado State)
1997 Holiday Bowl Missouri
(assistant coach with Colorado State)
1999 Liberty Bowl So. Mississippi
(assistant coach with Colorado State)
2000 Liberty Bowl Louisville
(assistant coach with Colorado State)
2001 New Orleans Bowl North Texas
(assistant coach with Colorado State)
2002 Liberty Bowl TCU
(assistant coach with Colorado State)
2003 Silicon Valley Bowl Fresno State
(assistant coach with UCLA)
2004 Las Vegas Bowl Wyoming
(assistant coach with UCLA)
2005 Sun Bowl Northwestern
(assistant coach with UCLA)
2008 New Mexico Bowl Fresno State
(assistant coach with Colorado State)

Coaching Background

Seasons Team/School Title/Position Coached
1975 Saratoga (Calif.) HS Def. Coordinator/LBs/OL
1976-77 San Jose (Calif.) HS Defensive Coordinator
1978 Pioneer (Calif.) HS Head Coach
1979 Saint Mary's College Inside Linebackers
1980-83 San Jose State Inside Linebackers
1984-88 Stanford Inside Linebackers/Sp. Teams
1989 UCLA Inside Linebackers/Sp. Teams
1990-92 Northern Arizona Asst. Head Coach/Def. Coordinator
1993-2002 Colorado State Defensive Coordinator/LBs
2003-05 UCLA Defensive Coordinator/LBs
2006 Duke Special Teams/LBs
2007 Duke Strong-Side LBs/Rush Ends
2008- Colorado State Asst. Head Coach/Def. Coordinator

Prominent Players Coached

  • LB Mychal Sisson, consensus freshman All-American in `08.
  • Twelve NFL Draft choices at CSU: Sean Moran (Buffalo, fourth round, 120th overall), Raymond Jackson (Buffalo 5/156), Greg Myers (Cincinnati, 5/144) and Brady Smith (New Orleans 3/70) in 1994; Joey Porter (Pittsburgh 3/73) and Jason Craft (Jacksonville 5/160) in 1999; Clark Haggans (Pittsburgh 5/137) and Erik Olson (Jacksonville 7/236) in 2000; John Howell (Tampa Bay 4/117) and Rick Crowell (Miami 6/188) in 2001; and Dexter Wynn (Philadelphia 6/192) and Andre Sommersell (Oakland, 7/255) in 2003.
  • Smith (1995) and Crowell (2000) were conference Players of the Year.
  • Myers, a two-time All-American, won the 1995 Jim Thorpe Award.
  • Spencer Havner, a UCLA linebacker who was a semifinalist for the Butkus, Rotary Lombardi and Bednarik awards (now with Green Bay Packers).
  • Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year Dave Ball, and first-team all-conference performer Brandon Chillar.
  • Stanford LB Dave Wyman, who enjoyed a nine-year NFL career after Seattle selected him in the second round of the 1987 draft.

Recruiting Areas:

  • Colorado
  • Houston
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