By Thursday night, Carver High School will have a new head football coach. The Montgomery school board is expected to approve the school's recommendation, at that time, that Larry Ware be named the next football coach at Carver High School.
Ware was one of the best high school players to ever play in Montgomery and his resume helped him stand above other Carver coaching candidates. For the past six years Ware has served as an assistant at Jeff Davis, the most recent three years J.D.'s offensive coordinator.
Prior to going to Jeff Davis, he worked at his alma mater, Robert E. Lee High School. Lee is the school Larry led to the state championship in 1986. That year he scored 34 touchdowns, had 2,374 all-purpose yards and was named the Alabama High School Player of the Year. For his career at Lee, Ware had 725 rushing attempts for 4,005 yards.
After graduating from Lee, Ware played college football at Georgia where he shared time over the years with with a trio of future NFL players - Rodney Hampton, Garrison Hearst, and Tim Worley. Even during that time his leadership skills were evident as he was chosen to be an offensive team captain.
Making the Carver Wolverines winners again will not be easy. Ware is replacing McDonald Arrington, who in three years went 0-30 after taking over from Al Pickett. The Carver football program has suffered with a lack of player depth, especially in recent years.