Farewell, Coach Kramer


Larry KramerLarry Kramer, the second winningest coach in Emporia State football history, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25 at the age of 71. 

Kramer was the coach of the Hornets during one of the greatest runs of football success in school history from 1983-1994. A native of Austin, Minn., Kramer was named NAIA National Coach of the Year in 1989 when he led Emporia State to the NAIA National Championship game. 

“To me Coach Kramer really the coach who put Emporia State football on the map,” said current Hornet head coach Garin Higgins, who played for Kramer from 1987-90. “Everyone who played for Coach Kramer has a special bond. Whatever job we may have, he gave us something that we could use in our lives.”