January 4, 2014

Collins tabs Kerr as defensive coordinator

By HEATHER KENNEDY
UNCBears.com

GREELEY – Northern Colorado head football coach Earnest Collins Jr. has announced the hiring of Larry Kerr as the Bears' defensive coordinator.

Kerr has spent the past two years as the head coach at L.A. Valley College, where he went 6-14.

"Larry Kerr is a good man first and foremost," Collins said. "He is a man of faith who will bring a wealth of wisdom and experience to our football program. We are blessed to have him."

Kerr is no stranger to the area or to the Big Sky Conference, as he spent two tours at Colorado State, serving as the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator from 2008-11 and the defensive coordinator from 1993-02. He was also the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Northern Arizona from 1990-92.

"I feel very fortunate to help Earnest with his vision and get this program moving forward," Kerr said. "Tracy and I are excited to play a role in Northern Colorado football and help in getting the guys to buy in to our vision."

In between stops at Colorado State, Kerr worked at UCLA (2003-05) and Duke (2006-07). Kerr has also worked at St. Mary's College, San Jose State and Stanford as well as several high schools.

Kerr and his wife Tracy, have two daughters, Kelly and Lindsey, as well as four grandchildren with another on the way.

Kerr will begin his duties as defensive coordinator at Northern Colorado immediately.

2012-13

L.A. Valley College

Head Coach

2008-11

Colorado State University

Asst. Head Coach/Def. Coordinator

 2007

Duke University

Strong-Side LBs/Rush Ends

 2006

Duke University

Special Teams/LBs

 2003-05

UCLA

Defensive Coordinator/LBs

 1993-2002

Colorado State University

Defensive Coordinator/LBs

 1990-92

Northern Arizona University

Asst. Head Coach/Def. Coordinator

 1989

UCLA

Inside Linebackers/Sp. Teams

 1984-88

Stanford

Inside Linebackers/Sp. Teams

 1980-83

San Jose State University

Inside Linebackers

 1979

Saint Mary's College

Inside Linebackers

 1978

Pioneer HIgh School (California)

Head Coach

 1976-77

San Jose HIgh School (California)

Defensive Coordinator

 1975

Saratoga HIgh School (California)

Def. Coordinator/LBs/OL