Bowie State University Assistant Track and Field Coach Larry Colbert was honored in June by the Prince George's County Council, and the county’s Planning Board of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission in a ceremony naming the the P.G. County Sports and Learning Center running track after him.
Colbert, a longtime resident of Prince George’s County, was also honored by the county in 2011 for his “exemplary public service” in the area. Colbert was active in establishing the Glenarden Track Club, and was also a track and field coach at Eleanor Roosevelt High School. He also served as an assistant field house manager at the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex. He now coaches track at Bowie State full-time.
“Coach Colbert has long been a pillar of excellence in the local track community,” said Bowie State Athletic Director Anton Goff. “His contributions to the track community cannot be adequately measured. So many individuals have benefited from his contributions, many of them directly and even more indirectly. He definitely deserves all the accolades presented to him. The BSU Athletic Department also joins in thanking him for all he has done for us and the community.”
Colbert said the greatest honor so far has been the ability to coach collegiate athletes at Bowie State. “Thank you to the staff at Bowie State University for the opportunity to expand my coaching abilities to the college level,” Colbert said. “Having this opportunity to coach alongside Coach Michelle Latimer has been a most rewarding experience and one that I will always treasure.”