Coach's Two Years At Dodge City Community College

More info from Larry Jantz. After High School Coach went to Dodge City Community College on a basketball scholarship, but participated in football, basketball, and track.  He participated two years and lettered both years in all three sports.  As a sophomore at DCCC, he earned All-American status as a halfback.  His coach at that time was George Parkhurst.  He played against the likes of Gene Keady (hometown of Larned, and a star player then on Garden City’s sports teams, and they grew up some 30 miles from each other).  Larry was fortunate to catch Coach Keady in his Purdue Boilermaker’s basketball office and alerted him onto the Hall Of Fame honor for Coach Friend.  He told him over the phone, that “We could never catch the quick little rascal”, and was so happy to know about this Very Worthy Honor for Coach Friend.  He only wished he had time to fly or drive out to Western Kansas and sit down and just visit with Coach and share their many memories.

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