Long-time UT Athletics staff member Larry Falk dies
AUSTIN, Texas –Larry Falk, a longtime member of the University of Texas athletics department and Texas Athletics Hall of Honor inductee, died Wednesday in Austin. Falk was 58 years old.
Falk served a total of 33 years on the Forty Acres (1981-2014). He started out as a student manager of football and obtained the letters “T” as an undergrad in 1983 and 1984. Falk continued to work for a year as an assistant in charge of the equipment before moving on. assume the responsibility of equipment manager in 1986.
Falk held this position during the 1990 season before moving to the UT Athletics Facilities Department in 1991. He held the position of Director of Operations until his promotion to Deputy Director of Athletics for Facilities and operations in 2007. Falk remained in this role until his retirement in 2014.
A key cog in the operations and management of two of Longhorns’ traditional annual events – the Red River Showdown and Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays – Falk accompanied the Texas football teams to 22 bowling games and was the contact person in trip to the Texas baseball team for 10 appearances at the College World Series. He has also served as a tournament director for nearly 20 regional and super regional NCAA baseballs in Austin and was an assistant manager for 20 years of the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.
Falk, originally from Dallas, was born on October 10, 1962.