Chris Mitchell, Assistant Athletic Director for Communications
ST. LOUIS – Washington University in St. Louis head football coach Larry Kindbom received the inaugural “Larry Kindbom Empowered Coach for Christ” award from the St. Louis Fellowship of Christian Athletes, during the organization’s annual gala dinner and auction on Nov. 14 at the Frontenac Hilton.
Kindbom, who is wrapping up 31 years of coaching at WashU, credits FCA with changing his coaching philosophy.
“We are all faced with choices,” Kindbom said. “We coach to allow God to shine through us.”
FCA Program Director Whitney Arthur said the award was established to recognize Kindbom’s influence and legacy. He served on the local FCA Advisory Board, coached during FCA’s summer football camps and mentored Washington University athletes from a variety of sports as coach for the campus FCA Huddle.
Kindbom, the winningest coach in school history with a 192-119 (.617) record, guided WashU to a 7-3 mark in his final season on the Danforth Campus. He led the Bears to 13 conference titles and three NCAA Division III playoff appearances.
Overall, in 37 seasons Kindbom had a 220-149-1 (.596) overall record.