Larry A. McKenzie
Author, Certified Speaker, Trainer, Six time H.S. Championship Basketball Coach, Dedicated to Inspiring Champions
Experienced leader with demonstrated expertise in motivating and implementing meaningful transformation in private and nonprofit organizations, and inspiring individual growth and performance. Larry’s significant experience and expertise in education, including youth program development, charter school compliance, and coaching — combined with his background in developing strategic partnerships, executing successful fundraising and capital campaigns, and leading teams — make him a dynamic and engaging motivational speaker for audiences of corporate executives, nonprofit professionals, students and any group seeking inspiration to take their performance to the next level. With his unique blend of purpose and passion, and a relentless focus on helping others succeed, Larry has inspired champions on the basketball court, in schools, throughout the community and in businesses across the Midwest.
- NHSA Minnesota Coach of the Year, 2001. • AAA Coach of the Year, 2001. • Region Coach of the Year, 1999, 2000, 20001. • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Alumni, Richfield, MN: President (1983-87); Secretary (1987-88); Board of Directors (1989-90). Richfield Alumni – Kappa Man of the Year (1985, 1986, 1989); Achievement Award (1989); Officer of the Year (1985, 1988); Outstanding Service Award (1987, 1989). • Outstanding Young Men in America (1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988). • Minneapolis Park Board Volunteer of the Year (October 1998). • KARE – Eleven Who Care (May 1994) • KCTA – Everyday Hero (1993). • Minneapolis Street Academy – Positive Image Award (1985). • C. Leon Wilson – Most Distinguished Alumni Award North Central Province • New Bethel Baptist Church. Ordained Deacon (April 1987). • City of Minneapolis -2014 Minnesota Peace Keeper Award • Positive Image- 2014 Father of the Year Award • Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association- Class of 2014 Hall of Fame