Larry Lohr

Inducted: 1989

Best Known For: Athletic Trainer


He is known as the first full-time athletic trainer in the area, having started at Donna High School in the late 1950s, and spending 28 years in the business during an award-winning career.

After a stint in the U.S. Navy, Lohr worked at Donna from 1958 to 1967, helping the 1961 Redskin team to the state football title. He then advanced to McAllen High as the head trainer from 1967 to 1981, later working at Weslaco and La Feria.

Active in administering training seminars during his career in the Valley, Lohr was selected as trainer at state all-star games in football (1967) and basketball (1982), and was a consistent lecturer at conferences.

He was awarded for a lifetime of dedication to sports training by election to the Southwest Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame as a charter member, and is also a member of the National Athletic Trainers Hall.