Larry Reisbig

Hall of Fame football coach Larry Reisbig passed away Monday morning at the age of 77.

Reisbig was head coach at Long Beach State from 1987-89 before moving to Long Beach City College, where he would leave his mark. Reisbig coached the Vikings for 11 years, going 83-34-1 (.707), making him still the school’s winningest football coach. Eight of Reisbig’s 11 teams went to postseason bowl games and the Vikings won six Mission Conference titles.

In 1995 Reisbig coached a team for all time, as the Vikings went 11-0 and won a national championship.

Reisbig was inducted into the California Community College Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame 10 years ago, and also served as LBCC’s athletic director from 2003-2010 after stepping down from the football job.

Reisbig is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patty, his son Mike and daughter Stephanie Anne, three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Services are pending and will be printed when announced.

Sports Guy Mike Guardabascio has been writing professionally for a decade, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards and is the author of the historical book "Football in Long Beach."

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