J. Alvin “Slats” Laramore

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Delaware native Al Laramore was an outstanding multi-sport athlete at Caesar Rodney High School and Wesley College, and later made history in Maryland as the only head coach ever to win state high
school championships in three different sports. At CR, Al won 15 varsity letters in four sports. As a junior, he was second team All-State tackle and first team All-State as a senior. In basketball,
Laramore played guard, and was a first baseman and catcher for the CR baseball team. In track, Al threw the shot put, discus and javelin. At Wesley, Laramore was a two-way starter at tackle. He later
started for West Virginia Wesleyan University at defensive tackle.

Al’s coaching career began in 1963. He was hired as head baseball and basketball coach at Annapolis High School (Md) and served as a football assistant, becoming head football coach two years
later. Annapolis won the 1978 state football championship with a 12-0 mark. Laramore’s career football record is 156-67-2. His .693 winning percentage is the best ever in Anne Arundel County. One of
his outstanding players was Bill Belichick, now head coach of the New England Patriots, who admires Laramore for teaching players the importance of commitment, hard work, discipline and

Al is an inductee of the Maryland Football Coaches Hall of Fame and the Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame. The Annapolis High School football stadium is named in his honor. Al’s Annapolis
basketball squad won the Maryland 1-AA prep championship in 1974. His lacrosse teams won state titles in 1984, 1985 and 1987.



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