MHS' Larson receives KBCA award

By Steve Sell
June 26, 2017

SALINA — Dave Larson of McPherson received the Clint Hill Service Award on Saturday during the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association honors day at Kansas Wesleyan University.

The honor is named for Hill, a former administrator at Canton-Galva High School and was the first executive director of the KBCA. His son, Brad, is a former Eagle standout and now the head baseball coach at Kansas State University.

Larson has served as the sporting events coordinator for McPherson High for nearly 30 years. He is in charge of the Roundhouse, taking care of the floor and being in charge of setting up for games, as well as working other sporting events.

Larson is a member of the McPherson High Wall of Fame.

“We are very lucky to have a man like Dave Larson who wants to be part of our programs,” MHS Athletic Director Shane Backhus said in May when it was announced that Larson was this year’s recipient. “His contributions to all of our teams and events is invaluable, and often overlooked by those that do not understand what he does for MHS purely because he loves the Bullpups and cares about the kids that participate.”