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Larry Reisbig
Head Football Coach, College of the Canyons & Long Beach City College



Photo: COC.

Larry Reisbig, who led College of the Canyons to a football conference championship in 1975 and went on to win six more conference titles for Long Beach City College, died Monday, April 10, 2017. He was 77.

Reisbig, born Dec. 6, 1939, was inducted into the California Community College Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame as well as the LBCC Hall of Champions in 2006 and the COC Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.

Press release from College of the Canyons follows:

The College of the Canyons Athletics department is saddened to announce the passing of former COC football head coach, physical education faculty member and Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Larry Reisbig.

Reisbig passed away on Monday, April 10, in Newport Beach.

A member of the COC football program's inaugural coaching staff in 1970, Reisbig was eventually named head coach prior to the 1973 season. In his first year at the helm he led the Cougars to a conference title and trip to the state playoffs.

Reisbig went on to coach nine seasons at COC (1973-1981), amassing a 51-38 record and winning a second conference title in 1975 with a young quarterback by the name of Chuck Lyon under center.

"He was my coach, mentor, friend and my second dad," said Lyon, who both played and coached under Reisbig, and currently serves as the college's Dean of Physical Education, Kinesiology, Athletics & Athletic Director.

"I learned so much about life from that man," added Lyon. "I'm at College of the Canyons today because of Larry Reisbig, no doubt about it."

After COC temporarily disbanded its football program in 1981, Reisbig left the college but continued his coaching career with stops at Pasadena City College, Long Beach State University, Orange Coast College and Long Beach City College.


Photo: LBCC.

In his 11 years as head coach of the LBCC football program Reisbig set the record for most wins in program history with 83 and won six Mission Conference Northern Division titles.

He retired from the sidelines in 2002, but later returned to LBCC where he served as the school's athletic director from 2003 to 2010.

Reisbig was inducted into the COC Athletics Hall of Fame on Jan. 22, 2009.

He has also been honored with induction to the Long Beach City College Hall of Champions (2010), and the California Junior College Football Coaches Hall of Champions (2006).

A native of Los Angeles, Reisbig attended Van Nuys High School in the late 1950s and later played football at Washington State University.

Reisbig is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patty, his son Mike and daughter Stephanie, along with three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


EARLY COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS

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District Named "Santa Clarita," College "Canyons" (1967/1969)

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Future Valencia Campus

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COC @Hart 1969

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Trustees 1969-70

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Campus Dedication 10-26-1970

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Instant Campus 1970

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Athletic Field Early 1970s

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Modular Buildings Early 1970s

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Graduation 1971

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Marketing Brochure, IRC Rendering ~1972

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Cougar Stadium Construction 1973

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1973 Yearbook

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IRC Construction 1973-74 x3

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Reagan at IRC Dedication 1974 x2

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1975 Yearbook

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Physical Education Center Construction 1975

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1976 Yearbook

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1977 Yearbook

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Trustee Francis T. Claffey Obituary 1925-2015

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Coach Larry Reisbig Obituary 1939-2017

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Ex-Trustee Don Benton Nominated to Run Selective Service System, 2017

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