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Employment History

Assistant Basketball Coach

University of Colorado

Men's Basketball Assistant Coach

University of Colorado

Full-Time Assistant




Player of the Year

UPI Kentucky High School


social work


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Rocky Mountain News: Sports [cached]

Gay resigns from position with Buffs

University of Colorado men's basketball assistant coach Larry Gay has resigned from his position, effective June 30, to pursue other coaching endeavors.
Gay was an assistant to Ricardo Patton for the past three seasons.

Challenge Group - DAILY CHALLENGE [cached]

As an assistant basketball coach with the University of Colorado, Larry Gay has to fly at least 10 times a month.Before Sept. 11, he never paid attention to the passengers waiting to board, or those sitting with him on the plane.

"It has not changed my lifestyle as much as made me aware of my surroundings," said Gay, 50."I am just looking at the people who were on the plane with me, now scrutinizing, checking out their habits, nervousness and things like that."
"I just think whoever wanted to inflict terror, they did that," he said.

University of Colorado Men's Basketball - Official Site [cached]

BOULDER - University of Colorado men's basketball coach Ricardo Patton has added Larry Gay to his coaching staff the University announced Monday.

Gay will serve as a full-time assistant for the Buffs , joining the CU staff after one season at Nebraska.Prior_to his time with the Cornhuskers , Gay was an assistant at Louisville ( 89-'96 ) , Georgia ( 78-'89 ) and Florida State ( 74-'78 ) .Gay is a renowned recruiter , having signed and coached 22 student-athletes who have gone on to the NBA.
Larry is known throughout the country as a great recruiter , Patton said.But he brings so much more to our program.He is an outstanding basketball coach with over 20 years of experience on the bench.When we talk about taking this program to the next level , it doesn't start and end with players.Larry will help take our staff to the next level..
Gay has 23 years of experience as a Division I coach , serving under coaches as Denny Crum , Hugh Durham and Danny Nee.
Gay also left his mark at Florida State , leading the Seminoles to the 1978 Big Dance and helping FSU to average 20 wins per campaign during his four-year tenure.
Gay , 49 , also had a stellar career as a player , lettering for three years at FSU and playing as the sixth man for Florida State's 1971-72 NCAA runner-up squad.A native of Winchester , Ky. , Gay was a prep All-American at George Rogers Clark High School and was the UPI Kentucky High School Player of the Year in 1969.
Gay received his degree in social work from FSU in 1973.He and his wife , Gayle , have three sons , Dwain , 30 , Anthony , 21 , and Nicklas , 20 , and one daughter , Adrienne , 15.
Gay's Coaching Stops2000-Assistant , University of Colorado1999-00Assistant , University of Nebraska1989-96Assistant , University of Louisville1978-89Assistant , University of Georgia1974-78Assistant , Florida State University

Scoop of the Day November 2005 [cached]

Larry Gay, Assistant Coach, University of Colorado, has ties to Georgia.

Gay has already received a commitment from 6'8 Sr PF Rashawn Bryant, Rome (Coosa) GA, and would like to get an athletic power-forward, who can run the floor.
University of Colorado plays in the Big 12, which includes Oklahoma and Kansas.

The Daily Camera: News [cached]

Paul Graham is expected to be hired by the university after the tenure of Larry Gay, who resigned as assistant, ends on June 30.

Patton had said that Colorado wanted to get a replacement for Gay, who had been with the Buffs for three years, in place as quickly as possible for recruiting purposes.
As for Gay, there have been conversations between him and Seth Greenberg, the new coach at Virginia Tech, and also with West Virginia.
Patton said that Gay could also wind up on coach Wayne Morgan's staff at Iowa State.

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