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Gordon K. Larson
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Born (1924-06-15)June 15, 1924
Akron, Ohio
Died June 12, 2005(2005-06-12) (aged 80)
The Villages, Florida

Gordon K. Larson (June 15, 1924 – June 12, 2005) was a basketball player, American football coach, and college athletics administrator in Ohio. He served as the head coach at the University of Akron from 1961 to 1972, compiling a record of 74–33–5. Larson's 74 wins are second most in the history of the Akron Zips football program, trailing only the 80 tallied by his assistant and successor, Jim Dennison. Larson died at the age of 80 on June 12, 2005 at his home in The Villages, Florida.[1]

Head coaching record

College

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Akron Zips (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1961–1965)
1961 Akron 6–2 6–1 2nd
1962 Akron 7–2 7–1 2nd
1963 Akron 6–3 5–2 5th
1964 Akron 6–3 4–3 T–4th
1965 Akron 5–3–1 4–1 T–2nd
Akron Zips (Independent) (1966–1972)
1966 Akron 6–3
1967 Akron 4–4–1
1968 Akron 7–3–1 L Grantland Rice
1969 Akron 9–1
1970 Akron 7–3
1971 Akron 8–2
1972 Akron 3–4–2
Akron: 74–33–5 26–8
Total: 74–33–5
Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, BCS, or CFP / New Years' Six bowl.

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