D. Larry Carmichael, Ph.D.
Larry Carmichael brought an impressive resume to Ruston, and for the past 17 years, he has expanded it while overseeing the throwing events for both the men's and women's teams at Tech.
With over 25 years of experience in track and field, Carmichael's reputation is known throughout the country by the throwers he has developed during his tenure at Tech. Carmichael coached 1999 All-Americans April Malveo and Olivia McKoy, who scored enough combined points to place the Lady Techster's 17th in the nation at the NCAA Championships in Boise, Idaho.
Since 1991, he has coached 53 conference champions and 22 NCAA Championship Qualifiers.
Carmichael has also tutored 10 NCAA All-Americans of which three were national runner-ups. Twenty-nine Tech throwers have qualified for the Regional Championships since that event was initiated in 2003.
He coached two-time Olympian Olivia McKoy who competed in the 2000 Olympics for Jamaica in the javelin throw and again for Jamaica in 2008 in the javelin in Beijing. Additionally, April Malveo (discus) was a 2000 United State Olympic Trials finalist. Shot put and discus participant Melissa Gibbons competed in the 2002 British Commonwealth Games representing Jamaica along with McKoy. Recently, Nadia Alexander (shot put) and Jason Morgan competed in the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and saw success. Jason Morgan represented Jamaica at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan, in the discus. McKoy also represented Jamaica at the 2005 World Championship.
Carmichael lettered four years in track at Kent State University, where he graduated in 1968 and spent time as a graduate assistant under the legendary Douglas L. Raymond. He was also the head coach of cross country and track and field at Meramec Community College in St. Louis, where he developed All-Americans in the long jump and high jump.
After leaving Meramec, Carmichael spent time as a volunteer assistant at Michigan State University while completing his doctorate in education. From 1988-91, he coached throwers at Essex High School in Vermont, where he produced 10 state champions in just four years, before arriving at Tech.