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Mr. Larry Lawler, lawlerl@district279.org

Athletic Director

Where did you go to school and what is your previous job experience?

The University of Northern Iowa(UNI) and grad school at The University of Iowa. I spent 10 yrs at the high school level as a teacher and coach. I was also a college basketball coach for 13 yrs at 3 different schools.

When was your first year at Park Center?


Why did you choose your profession?

I had excellent role models in education while growing up and I admired their passion. I love teaching and coaching and I have always wanted to be able to have an impact and positive influence on young people

What is your favorite quote?

Donít tell me how rocky the sea is, just bring the darn ship in!

In what room(s) can you commonly be found?

Athletic Office area

Additional Comments(hobbies)?

My hobbies include; running, golf, reading books, basketball speaking engagements, and traveling.

Advice for students going to college?

Prepare early and take advantage of the opportunities available at the college level.

Biggest pet peeve?

Anyone being late.

Sum up your career at Park Center in one word


If you were required to find a different job then what you are currently doing, what would you choose?

Being a college basketball coach or working for NIKE.