Mockingbird Girls '92: About the team: Coach Larry U11 (Fall 2002) thru U16 (Spring 2008); U18 (Fall 2009 / Spring 2010)

Coach Larry U11 (Fall 2002) thru U16 (Spring 2008); U18 (Fall 2009 / Spring 2010)

Which one is Coach Larry?
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Val King, after much cajoling, managed to pin down Larry and write this article. Check it out!

Larry Raible was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the oldest of four children being older brother to three younger sisters. He began playing soccer when he was six years old and graduated St. Xavier High School with a Varsity Letter for his work as midfielder and defender.

His love for soccer continued in college where, after a brief hiatus, he began coaching women’s soccer as assistant coach to his mentor Bob Rodosky. Two years later, he fielded his own team and has been head coach for many different girls’ soccer teams the past 13 years.

Coach Raible was the Head Coach for Atherton Women’s soccer program from 1994 – 1996. In 1997 he began coaching and developing the Eastern High School Women’s soccer program through 1999.

During these years he received the following distinguished awards.
In 1995; Coach Raible was selected as Kentucky High School Soccer Association Coach of the Year. In 1999; Coach Raible was selected Kentucky Youth Soccer Association Coach of the Year. Over the past 15 years, Coach Raible has added six State Cup Championships to his resume.

Currently, Coach Raible is at Mockingbird Soccer Club doing what he loves to do, developing women soccer players. He coaches two girl’s competitive teams for the club; U17 and U13. Coach Raible will tell you his love for the game and the kids keeps him motivated. His goal as a coach is to teach the athletes to comprehend the game.

Coach Larry Raible is married. He and his wife Tirzah have a son named Spencer and his younger sister Olive. They currently live in Louisville. Here's a blog Tirzah keeps about their children.

Val King - April, 2005