Lap Lary

Lary with the 1957 basketball team

Ernest “Lap” Lary began his coaching career at Foxcroft Academy in 1935.  After a Tour of Duty overseas and a short stint in Dexter, Lap became a full-time employee at FA in 1953. He was an assistant football coach for 14 years, working with many different head coaches. He was assistant boys’ athletic coach for 12 years, girls’ coach and advisor of the varsity club which he was founder of for 11 years, girls’ athletic director for 8 years, and boys’ and girls’ athletic director for 10 more years. Lap had many successful teams, but he is remembered more for his passion and commitment to his athletes. In an April 1986 article published in the Observer, Jim Harvey dubbed him Mr. FA.

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