Longtime Nederland head coach Larry Neumann is retiring
Sources tell KFDM longtime Nederland head football coach and athletic director Larry Neumann is retiring.
Neumann started that job in 1993 and has coached for 24 seasons.
His record is an outstanding 186 victories, 92 losses.
Our sources tell us Neumann's last day will be January 31.
Statement from Nederland ISD:
After serving 24 years working devotedly as the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for Nederland Independent School District, Larry Neumann has tended his letter of retirement effective January 31, 2017.
Larry Neumann has achieved an unprecedented level of success as the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for Nederland ISD. Beyond leading 22 of the 24 football seasons to the playoffs, each sport has grown and been successful under his leadership. Coach Neumann has left a positive, lasting impact on the lives of thousands of students and young men. He is a mentor, a role model, a teacher, and an outstanding example of leadership and humility. Coach Neumann’s efforts both on and off the field, have helped create a tradition of excellence and generated an incredible amount of pride for the entire Nederland community. He has left a lasting legacy and he will be missed.
The District expresses its appreciation to Coach Neumann for his dedication and efforts while serving as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for this excellent school district and for the achieve-ments and accomplishments of the District during Coach Neumann’s tenure. Coach Neumann has expressed his desire to spend more time with his family after devoting 43 years as an educator and coach.
Coach Neumann thanks the Board of Trustees, Superintendent and administration, staff, students, parents and community for their commitment and support of the District's programs during his tenure as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach.
The district extends its best wishes for Coach Neumann in his future endeavors.
The process to identify a replacement will begin immediately. It is extremely important to carry on the proud tradition of the Nederland Bulldogs and continue to build on the success created by Coach Neumann.