varsity head coach
Coach Larry has been the head coach at Clarion Area High School for twenty-nine years (1988-2009, 2011-present). With a record of 217-97-1, he is the winningest coach in school and Little 7-12/K.S.A.C. history. He is the second all-time winningest coach in District Nine history.
His teams appeared in ten District Nine Class-A and 2 Class AA Championship games, winning in 1997, 2009, 2013 and 2017. Clarion Area made the State Semifinals in 2013 and the Quarterfinals 2017. His teams won or shared ten conference titles.
Coach Larry had one player go on to play professional football, three major college players, three college All-Americans, two players selected to the East/West Classic and over 25 players selected All-State.
Larry is a member of both the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA) and Central Pennsylvania Football Coaches Association (CPFCA) Halls of Fame (Selected to both in 2011). He was an Assistant Coach for the West Squad in the 2010 PSFCA East/West All-Star Classic (Eastern PA vs Western PA), Assistant Coach for the North Squad in the 2009 and 2010 CPFCA Lezzer Lumber Classic and Head Coach for the North Squad in the 2014 Lezzer Lumber Classic (The North won all three games). He was the Tri-County Sunday/Courier Express Coach of the Year in 2012 ,2013, and 2017, D9Sports.com C.O.Y. 2009, 2013, 2017 Co-C.O.Y. and PSFCA District Nine C.O.Y. in 2009, AND 2017. He was the Head Coach for the K.S.A.C in the 2017 Frank Varischetti All-Star Game (K.S.A.C vs A.M.L.). In 2015, Coach Wiser was an Assistant Coach on the winning Pennsylvania Squad in the Big 33 Classic (verses Maryland) and the Head Coach of the winning West Squad in the PSFCA East/West All-Star Game (Eastern PA vs Western PA) in 2018.
In 2013, Coach Larry was honored with the Sportsmanship 1, Sportsperson of the Year Award for Western Pennsylvania, and in 2017 63rd District Representative Donna Oberlander presented a citation from the PA House of Representatives to Bobcat Football Coach Larry Wiser, in recognition of his 200th win.
Coach Wiser taught social studies at Clarion Area from 1973 to 2008. He served as Assistant Wrestling coach, Head Wrestling Coach, Head Junior High Football Coach, Assistant Varsity Football Coach, and Senior Class Advisor, and Athletic Director from 2008 to 2014.
Coach Wiser, a graduate of Bald Eagle Area and Clarion State College and his wife Annie have two grown children, Ryan and Morgan and a grandson Kenny.