Larry Gilmer

Phone: (256) 331-2120

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors Degree-Physical Education-UNA Master's Degree-Special Education-UNA Master's Degree-Educational Leadership- Alabama A&M

Larry Gilmer

Welcome to Coach Larry Gilmer's school webpage. This is my 29th year teaching and coaching. This is my 25th year at Russellville. I am the Head Football Coach and Athletic Coordinator at RMS. I teach 7th and 8th grade boys recreational P.E.    

I was selected as the 2015 Dove mens+ National Caring Coach of the Year and recognized by Oklahoma Head Football Coach Bob Stoops at the College Football Hall of Fame in December 2015. I was also recognized at the College Football Hall of Fame as the Caring Coach of the Year winner. I was also honored as the 2016 Russellville City Schools Educator of the Year. I am a 2012 inductee into the Marion County All Sports Hall of Fame and the 2011 "There's a Way" Teacher of the year award winner at Russellville Middle School.

I have been married to Beth Page Gilmer for 34 years. We have 2 sons, Slade age 32 and Chase, age 27. Both are graduates of Russellville High School. My wife, Beth teaches 12th grade AP and Dual Enrollment English at Russellville High School. She is also the JV Cheerleader Coach. 

My family and I are members of Russellville First Baptist Church. I serve as a deacon and on the church finance committee. 

I enjoy spending time with my family and pet beagle dog, Max. I am a huge Alabama fan.  I love Alabama football, basketball and baseball. I also enjoy high school and college sports. I also enjoy watching college teams that my former players are a part of. I love watching old TV shows such as the Andy Griffith Show, Walker, Texas Ranger, Happy Days, Leave it to Beaver, The Rifleman, and Perry Mason. I also enjoy watching ESPN and the SEC network. I like to read inspirational books about coaches and players. I also enjoy keeping up with my former players and seeing their families. I try to make a positive impact on my students and players on a daily basis and be a christian role model every day of my life.