Kenzie Larkin enters the 2018 season in her inaugural year as head coach of the College of the Ozarks men's and women's track teams
Larkin attended high school in Aurora, Missouri, where she was a member of the basketball, volleyball, track, and cross country teams. Larkin attended Crowder College in Neosho for two years and played basketball for the Crowder Roughriders. She transferred to College of the Ozarks in 2011, where she continued her basketball career as a Lady Bobcat. Larkin was a member of the 2012 National Runner-Up team and 2013 nationally ranked team. Larkin obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education: Health & Wellness from College of the Ozarks and her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Evangel University.
Larkin challenges each athlete to pursue a solid work ethic that includes working hard every day and making improvements throughout the season. Strongly committed to the mission of the college, Larkin has a great understanding of work ethic and the importance of commitment both on the track and in the classroom. She looks forward to a season filled with excitement, improvements, and the development of pride associated with being a College of the Ozarks student athlete. Larkin is confident the team will have several athletes qualify to participate in NAIA and NCCAA national competition this season.
In addition to leading the track program, Larkin currently oversees the College's Fitness Center and Intramural Program. Kenzie and her husband Alex reside in Republic with their two year old daughter, Emerson.