Larry Reda has been involved with amateur football in British Columbia for over 60 years as a player, coach and administrator. He has coached at every level of amateur football in the province including Community, Minor, Juvenile, High School, and Junior.
As an administrator, Larry has held the positions of director and president of BC Junior Football, executive director of the BC High School Football Association, chairman of the BC High School Championships (Subway Bowl) and general manager of Football BC’s under-18 provincial tackle team. He is also a two-time president Football BC having served in that capacity from 1978 to 1983 and again presently after being named to the position in September 2013.
Reda has also served as the general manager of the BC Firefighters Flag Football team that competes around the world at the World Police & Fire Games. He also started the Western Canadian ‘Clan’ Football Camp at Simon Fraser University, which has since grown to be the largest and oldest full contact football camp in Western Canada.
Reda is a Lifetime Member of the Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL), was the recipient of the Presidents’ Award from BC School Sports in 1996, received the North Shore Community Lifetime Service Award in 2004, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award (now the Bob Ackles Lifetime Achievement Award) at the 2004 Orange Helmet Awards dinner. He also received the CFL Commissioner Recognition Award in 2011 as well as the 12th Man North Award from the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks in 2012.
Reda is also a trustee of the BC Football Hall of Fame.
Reda was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2015.