Larry Falk, known to Texas coaches and athletes for decades as “Big Larry,” said he was informed Friday that his position was being eliminated, effectively ending a 33-year career highlighted by his induction into the Texas Men’s Hall of Honor.
“The university’s been good to me, but maybe this happened for a reason,” Falk said. “I put my heart and soul into that place. But it is what it is. There’s been plenty of good times.”
Falk started at UT as a student manager in 1981 and lettered in 1983 and ’84. He was named the equipment manager in 1986. Falk moved into facilities in 1991 and rose to become an assistant athletic director for operations administration.
Falk attended more than 20 bowl games and served for as tournament director for NCAA Regional and Super Regional tournaments. For all of his contributions, Falk was inducted into the 2013 Men’s Hall of Honor alongside T.J. Ford and Quentin Jammer.
“That’s one of my most proud moments was getting into the Hall of Honor,” said Falk, who had recently shed 175 pounds and feels in great shape. “That means I took care of the boys, busted my butt and I hope my reputation takes care of itself.”
A university spokesman could not be reached, but typically the athletic department does not comment on personnel matters.
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