Larry Boykins was born and raised in Frankville, Alabama. He graduated from Washington County High School and Alabama State University, where he was a three-year letterman in football. Larry started his coaching career in 1978 at Washington County High School. In 1981 he was an assistant coach at Southern Choctaw High School and in 1994 he was named the Head Coach. While at Southern Choctaw High School he won the State Championship in 1998, 1999, and 2002 and was runner-up in 2005. He was 113-46 at the helm at Southern Choctaw in 12 seasons. In 2007, he also coached 3 seasons at McIntosh High School where he made the playoffs all three years with a record of 24-9. Also, he was the Head Coach at Hillcrest-Evergreen for four years. Coach Boykins is currently an assistant coach at Millry High School. Coach Crager, Head Coach, says Coach Boykins has been extremely successful for the following reasons:
1) His work ethic and persistence
2) His Love of people and patience- He is a pleasure to be around and very humble considering all the success he has had
3) His tough mentality, which attributes to how he was raised by his parents. He is very well
respected and admired by all and he is very grateful for his services and being a mentor in his life.
Coach Boykins overall record stands at 161-83 and his playoff record is 26-14. He has two children, Brittney and Larry Jr. and he is member of the Mount Bethel Baptist Church in Frankville, Alabama.
Larry Boykins has been one of the great ambassadors of football and high school athletics in our era. He is a role model to all coaches.