One of the really great things about participation in sports is the lifelong friendships that develop. I never tire of looking back at the great times with the Morgan brothers, Don and Leon, John Fraser, Ray Young, Jordan Kekery, Joe Matocha and many others, but one, always stands out. That one was Larry Holcomb.
Larry was a 1951 Warrior graduate that excelled in both football and track. Larry’s name appears on the old warrior blanket as the 1951 outstanding football player, but he was much more than an athlete. Larry was a total ball of energy and enthusiasm in whatever he did.
Sports only took up part of Larry’s interest, as he was involved in all phases of student body offices including student body president in his senior year. After graduation Larry enlisted for a three year tour in the army.
When he completed his tour in the service he first started college in Texas. That was too far from home so he returned and enrolled at Humboldt State. There he received his degree in psychology with an emphasis on the use of hypnosis to overcome various types of problems.