Larry Amar Family Fund

Larry Amar was a truly incredible man who touched so many lives as a player, coach, friend, colleague, husband and father. Larry’s love and support of his family, friends, teams and country never wavered. He left a legacy of integrity, compassion, courage and sacrifice that has enriched and inspired not just our field hockey community, but all who knew him. 
Larry made significant contributions to the sport of field hockey and to both the men’s and women’s USA Field Hockey programs. He was the captain of the 1996 USA Field Hockey Men’s Olympic Team and played on the Men’s National Team from 1987-1999. As one of the most decorated players to represent our country, he competed in over 200 international games.
Following his playing career, Larry was a member of the U.S. Army for six years, serving two tours overseas. He earned the rank of Staff Sergeant in the Infantry and received two Army Commendation and Army Achievement Medals. 
Larry returned to the sport he loved. From 2009-2018, he served as the assistant coach for Kent State University, teaching, inspiring and mentoring his student-athletes on a daily basis.
Coming full circle, Larry returned to USA Field Hockey in the role of Assistant Coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team and the Manager of both the Women’s and Men’s National Teams. He was honored and privileged to be able to give back and impact the next generation of Team USA athletes. 
We are heartbroken by Larry’s sudden passing and the loss of a special member of our field hockey family. On behalf of USA Field Hockey, the USA Field Hockey Foundation, and the Kent State field hockey family, please consider joining us in supporting Larry’s wife, Abbey and two children, Riley and Eli, by making a donation in his memory. These funds will be available for Abbey to use as needed, including in support of Riley and Eli’s education. 
Thank you for supporting and honoring Larry and his family.
Ryan & Maren Langford, former USA Men’s and Women’s National Team
Heather Schnepf, former USA Women’s National Team, former Kent State colleague
Liz Tchou, 1996 Olympian, USA Field Hockey 
Pam Stuper, former USA Women’s National Team, USA Field Hockey Foundation

Donations (423)

  • Gary Lynch
    • $10 
    • 3 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Pamela Stuper
Hamden, CT
Abbey Amar

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