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Larry Petrill

Place of birth:
Oneonta, NY

Position played:

Summary of rugby career:

First Started Playing Where:
USC (1967)

Clubs represented and Years:
USC (1967-1969)
Eagle Rock RC (1969-1971)
Santa Monica Rugby Club (1972-1982)
Old Bats (1986-1996)

Territorial/National Representative Teams and years:
Southern California Griffins

No of Caps (if applicable):

No of International Matches (if applicable):

Tours: Where, With Whom and Years:
Australia - Santa Monica Rugby Club (1979)

Awards and Recognition:
USC Rugby Coach (1974-1975)
SMRC Coach (numerous years)
Southern California Griffins Coach
Four Counties Coach
Developed rugby into Physical Education program Aviation HS (1971) El Camino College Coach (1976)

Impact rugby had on your life:
Met my lovely wife Ellen (Stanford player)

Most inspirational teammate/coach and why:
Derek Blackwell USC coach, for insisting knowledge of rules and Ron Nesbit for teaching how to play the game knowing there was one REF and 30 players.

What wisdom would you pass on to current players:
What you do with your 24hrs. will determine how successful you will be.

Marital Status (Spouse/Kids names):
Wife Ellen, Kids Cyndi Patterson (Steve) G Kids Mason&Sloane,
Debbie Lyons (Mike) G Kid Gracie, Rex

Favorite quote:
"Remember this your lifetime thru,
tomorrow there will be more to do,
and failure waits for those who stay,
with some success made yesterday,
so you must try once more,
and even harder than before."

Wife, Kids, Grandkids, exercise daily, outdoor activities.

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