Larry Wood played basketball for three seasons from 1953-1955, and is currently the 6th leading scorer in Polar Bear history with 1,355 points. He scored a career high 37 points a game against MMI his senior year. He is 9th in Highest Season Average with 22.3 points a game, and 2nd in Most Points a Season with 826 both in 1955. He played for three District Championship teams in 1953, 1954 and 1955, and led the Polar Bears to a Region Championship in 1955, tying the school record for most wins in a season with 30 wins. In baseball, he won a District Championship in 1953.
Wood went on to play basketball and baseball at Eastern Kentucky University. He played basketball three seasons from 1957-1959, scoring 1,020 points. He was a three-year letterman, received the ‘E’ Club Award, was a three-time Ohio Valley Conference All-Star, and was the WHAS-TV Kentuckiana Senior Basketball Award winner in 1959. He played baseball for four seasons, and finished eighth in the nation with a batting average of .430 in 1958, and was named co-captain in 1959.
After college, he served as basketball coach at Maysville High School winning two District and one Regional Championship. He also coached baseball from 1961-1966 winning one District title. He went on to teach and coach in the Hamilton City School District in Ohio. He served as the city-wide junior high school athletic coordinator from 1970-1989, and was the Hamilton High School athletic director from 1989-2001.
In honor of his achievements, he was inducted to the 10th Region Hall of Fame, Eastern Kentucky University Hall of Fame in 2006, Butler County Sports Hall of Fame in 2008, Hamilton City School District Hall of Fame in 2011, and the Bracken County Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018.