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Makenzie Larkin
Outdoor Track Head Coach
Kenzie Larkin enters the 2021-22 season in her fifth 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. After having two NCCAA National Champions (Mathew Thomas – Discus and Sarah Zimmerman – Javelin) crowned, 11 top ten finishers, and eight personal best performances in the 2021 National Championships, Larkin is confident the team will once again, have several athletes qualify to participate in NCCAA national competition in the 2021-22 season.

In addition to leading the track program, Larkin currently oversees the College's Fitness Center. Kenzie and her husband, Alex, reside in Ozark with their three beautiful daughters.