Larry Farmer Named Director of Player Development
July 26, 2012
RALEIGH, N.C. - Veteran collegiate coach Larry Farmer has joined the NC State staff as Director of Player Development, Pack head coach Mark Gottfried announced today.
Farmer’s responsibilities will include assisting with the evaluation of video, development of practice and game schedules, game planning and acting as the academic and community liaison.
“Larry is a proven winner and will add a great deal to our program,” Gottfried said. “His vast life experiences on and off the court will develop our student-athletes into well-rounded individuals. I’m looking forward to him working with our players and staff in a variety of roles.”
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 90-1 mark.
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. In 1982-83, he led UCLA to a 23-6 mark, the Pac-10 title and the No. 7 final ranking.
Farmer spent the past three 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.