Larry Alvis begins his third year as a part-time assistant, helping French in numerous areas. In 2002, French assigned Alvis with the task of taking over the pitching and catching responsibilities, including making all the pitching calls. With a freshman pitching staff, he definitely did an outstanding job. Alvis’s other responsibilities will include recruiting, working with the defense, and serving as the first base coach.
Alvis brings a wealth of ASA experience to the Retriever program. A 20-year veteran coach of the Chesapeake Chargers, the area's 18 & Under ASA team, he has also previously served as the head coach at Anne Arundel Community College, where he led the team to a 20-9 record and a second-place finish in the NJCAA Division III Championships in 2001. Prior to this, he spent five years as the AACC head men's basketball coach, as well as four years as the assistant softball coach. In addition, Alvis has coached numerous ASA teams to state, regional, and national tournaments, and several of his players have advanced to play college softball.
"As a part time coach, Larry does a great job balancing his own business with coaching softball and being part of the Retriever family," said French. "UMBC and its softball program will benefit from the experience and professionalism that Coach Alvis brings."
Alvis, a 1979 graduate of UMBC with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science, currently resides in Pasadena, Md. with his wife, Sharon.