Brad Rock: Highland's rugby coach Larry Gelwix readies for a new mission

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  • SLCguy Murray, UT
    May 30, 2011 10:00 a.m.

    You didn't mention he kept things rolling after Highland High school kicked him off of their fields. Hard to have a practice if you don't have anywhere to go.

    Here's a thanks to Cottonwood for hosted Highland Rugby these last years (and never getting any credit for it)

    To bad it's not like Major League Baseball; where they have the Los Angeles Angels ...... at Anaheim.

    Then it would be the Highland Rugby team at Cottonwood

  • BP Salt Lake City, UT
    May 30, 2011 9:35 a.m.

    I knew Larry while I was growing up. I've never known someone more able and capable of working with youth. A great opportunity for Larry and the young men and women with whom he will work.

  • observer1947 Kearns, UT
    May 29, 2011 11:25 a.m.

    On the question what we think Coach Gelwix should do after his mission call?
    Why not start a major league rugby team right here in Utah?
    They did it with Real S.L., why not?
    We might some day see the 'All Blacks' from New Zeland here in S.L., hey maybe even beat them?

    May 29, 2011 9:04 a.m.

    I am very grateful to have been coached by Coach Gelwix. He has been a great role model and example for me both as a player for HR, as well as member of my religion and community. The missionaries of Fresno are in for a real treat!

  • Silly Rabbit Magna, UT
    May 28, 2011 11:58 p.m.

    Great Story Brad

    As a former coach I always looked up to Coach Gelix and I took a lot of his philosophies onto the court and field. Coach Gelwix is what a coach is supposed to be like, it was all about building good boys into to better men. I saw him talk once to a youth group and I am a better person for it, with him gone there is now a large hole in our community.

    Coach you will be missed by our community, I am glad you are going to still be out there influencing people, keep up the good work.