Coach Gregg Larimer was born and raised in Dallas. He graduated from W.T. White High School earning academic and athletic awards. Coach Larimer played football and soccer as well as running track. His athletic career at the University of North Texas, was varied, which helped him in his coaching and running. He was a punter and kicker for one season, before pursuing running and gymnastics. Gregg ran the 800 and 1,500 in track then raced 5K’s-marathons and triathlons until 1991. In August 1991, Coach Larimer was involved in an automobile accident, breaking his neck, but not his spirit. January 1992. He resumed teaching and coaching.
While in college, at age 20, began coaching girls and boys at a gymnastics club, which he continued for 15 years until his daughter was born. Coach Larimer received his BS, MS, and Biology certification from the University of North Texas. Upon graduation, he coached at Spruce High School in Dallas from 1978-80, as an assistant football, basketball, and track coach with his Sophomore Team winning the district championship in 1980. He started the Boy’s and Girl’s Gymnastics Team. He came to Pearce in 1980, teaching Sciences and Health, along with being the Boy’s and Girl’s Gymnastics Coach until 2007. Coach Larimer coached Cross Country at Pearce from 1989-2006 and has been an Assistant Track Coach. He retired from coaching for four years to spend more time with his family. He was named Pearce’s Cross Country Coach again in July 2011. His Gymnastics and Cross Country teams at Pearce have earned District, Regional, State, and National honors. Coach Larimer teaches Physical Education at Mohawk Elementary.
Gregg’s wife is Angie. She coached with him at the gymnastic club and at Pearce. They have a daughter, Bethany, who is a Senior at Texas Woman’s University, beginning her student teaching. Bethany is a Gymnastics coach at Achiever’s Gymnastics in Denton. She concluded her college gymnastics career in the Spring of 2014. She won Conference and All-American Academic honors. Bethany won All-American honors, four times on Vault, twice on Bars, twice on Beam, which included tying for the National Championship on Vault and Beam in 2013.
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