Inducted in 2008
Larry was born to Lester and Rosemary Brick in southern Brown County in the Irish community of Askeaton, Wisconsin. He was raised on the family farm. He graduated from Wrightstown High School with 13 varsity letters in football, baseball, basketball, and track.
Following his graduation in 1957, Larry was asked by Wrightstown High School football coach, Mr. Pete Tinsley, to join the coaching staff of the 8th grade football program. His football career continued at all levels of the Wrightstown Tiger High School football program. While at Wrightstown, he assisted in achieving 8 conference championships and 6 playoff appearances. After 33 years at Wrightstown High School, Larry was hired to join head coach Jim Finer and his football staff at De Pere High School in 1990. He was an integral part of the staff that led the Redbirds to win the 1992 state football championship.
Larry continued with the De Pere Redbird football program as coach under head coaches Rich Bessert and Greg Rabas until the present. He has been part of conference championship teams and 9 playoff teams at De Pere. Larry was an employee of the Wisconsin Division of Corrections from 1965 to retirement in 1992.
Larry is thankful for his calling as a coach and the opportunity to have influenced the lives of the many young men he has coached; some of them continuing on to become coaches themselves. To quote former De Pere High School Athletic Director, Rod Kowa1czak, "I gave him the name "Pied Piper" - because kids are always following him around and wanting to communicate."
Larry is extremely grateful to the WFCA for this great honor!
Tag(s): Hall of Fame