HOF CLASS OF 2016
Larry Bailey graduated from Lyons High School in 1972. Larry was dominating in football. He was All-Conference running back his junior and senior years and All-Conference Defensive half back his senior year. Larry played various positions on offense, defense and special teams. In a single game, Larry scored on a punt return, a kick-off return and on a running play from the line of scrimmage. He was team captain and received many awards including the American Legion Football award for Outstanding Player of the Year and the Black Glove Award.
Larry also starred in track and field. He participated in several events and was outstanding in the long jump where he was the 1972 sectional champion. He ran anchor on the 800 relay team which set a Section V Class D record in 1972.
At the collegiate level, Larry attended RIT where he was a first string running back for Coach Tom Coughlin who went on to win two Superbowls with the New York Giants.
After college, Larry moved to Vermont where he became very involved in tennis and skiing. He played in many pro-am tournaments, winning doubles with Guillermo Vilas and Andres Gomez. Larry was a volunteer coach for Vermont Parks and Recreation for tennis and skiing with underprivileged youth for many years.
Larry has resided in Palm Bay, Florida since 1996. He is a husband and proud father of a daughter, four sons and 5 grandchildren. Larry is a purchasing manager of Ecklers Industries/Mac Antique Auto which is one of the largest suppliers of parts and accessories for Corvettes.