This is the first meeting between the two programs.
Director of Player Development Larry Farmer
The Mark Gottfried TV Show 12/9/2012
The newest member of the NC State basketball staff talks about his role with the program.
Veteran collegiate coach, Larry Farmer, enters his first season as a member of the NC State men's basketball staff as director of player development.
In his role, Farmer will assist with the evaluation of video, development of practice and game schedules and game planning and will act as the academic and community liaison.
Farmer is no stranger to NC State head coach Mark Gottfried or Wolfpack director of operations Jeff Dunlap. Farmer's association with Gottfried dates back to Gottfried's days as an UCLA assistant. Dunlap also served as an assistant on Farmer's staff at Loyola-Chicago. The two also served together on the Western Michigan staff for one season.
In 12 seasons as a collegiate head coach, Farmer amassed 166 victories in stints at UCLA (1981-84), Weber State (1985-88) and Loyola-Chicago (1998-2004). During his time at the helm of the Bruin program, he guided his alma mater to a three-year mark of 61-23, including a pair of 20-win campaigns and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. During the 1982-83 campaign, he led UCLA to a 23-6 mark, the Pac-10 title and the No. 7 final ranking.
Farmer played for legendary coach John Wooden at UCLA from 1970-73, where he helped the Bruins capture three NCAA titles during a stretch in which UCLA won seven straight national championships. During his college career, Farmer helped UCLA to an impressive 89-1 mark.
Following his college-playing career, Farmer was drafted by both the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers and ABA's Denver Nuggets, but opted to return to Westwood to begin his coaching career as an assistant (1973-81). Prior to the 1981-82 season, he was elevated to head coach.
Farmer has also coached at the professional level serving as head coach of the Qadsia Sporting Club in Kuwait (1988-90) and as an assistant with the NBA's Golden State Warriors (1990-91). He also served as a coach for the Kuwaiti National Team from 1992-97.
Most recently, Farmer spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Western Michigan. Prior to joining the Broncos staff, he spent three years on the bench at the University of Hawai'i. His college coaching experience also includes a stint as an assistant at Rhode Island (1997-98), where he helped the Rams reach the Elite Eight.
Farmer is married and has two children. Larry III is a recent graduate of Denison University and his daughter, Kendall, is a high school senior.