June 7, 2001
Larry New, a long-time member of the Georgia Tech staff as an assistant football coach and administrator, has been promoted to assistant director of athletics, Tech director of athletics Dave Braine announced Thursday.
New, who retired from coaching following the 1997 season, has spent the past three years as director of the Homer Rice Center for Sports Performance. He remains responsible for the programs of the Homer Rice Center, including day-to-day administration of Tech’s Total Person Program, as well as overseeing the George W. Mathews, Jr., Athletic Heritage Center and the Howard Candler, Jr., Football Conference Center.
“Larry has been a loyal member of the athletics family for a long time and has handled a number of diverse jobs for us very well,” said Braine. “This is well deserved.”
New’s career as an assistant coach spanned 34 years, including two stops at Georgia Tech for a total of seven seasons. Most recently he served as the Rambling Wreck’s assistant head coach and defensive line coach under George O’Leary from 1995-97. He previously coached at Tech >from 1983-86 under head coach Bill Curry before returning to the Flats after two seasons at Virginia (1993-94).
Before his tenure at Virginia, New spent the previous 11 years as an assistant under Curry, including three seasons as defensive coordinator at Kentucky (1990-92) and three years as defensive line coach at Alabama (1987-89).
The Seminole, Okla., native also served stints as defensive line coach at Missouri (1967-69), Arkansas (1970-74) and South Carolina (1975-82). He began his coaching career as defensive coordinator at Wheaton (Ill.) College from 1965-66.
A 1965 graduate of Illinois with a degree in music and physical education, New lettered two seasons for the Illini and was a college teammate of the legendary Dick Butkus. He later earned a master’s degree in physical education and a specialist’s degree in physiology of exercise at Northern Illinois in 1968.
New, 57, is married to the former Mary Kibert of Morgantown, W.Va.