Scholarship endowment established by Joan and Larry Bolyard

The Larry G. Bolyard, Sr.Scholarship was recently established at Potomac State College of West Virginia University by Joan and Larry Bolyard, Sr.  The endowment will provide scholarships to West Virginia residents enrolled in the physical education program at the College who maintain a 3.0 grade point average, with first preference given to student-athletes. 

Joan and Larry Bolyard
Joan and Larry Bolyard

Larry Bolyard has had a long affiliation with the College, including a career of 30-plus years which began in 1964 serving as the baseball coach, assistant football coach and as the assistant men’s basketball coach, as well as the women’s basketball coach for a time.

Larry also served as a professor and the coordinator of physical education, director of intramurals, coordinator of athletics, chairman of the PSC Athletic Hall of Fame and master of ceremonies at the Athletic Hall of Fame banquet.  He received the title ‘Professor Emeritus’ in June 1999.

“Potomac State College has been an integral part of our family, with our children growing up on its campus.  Our boys and my wife also graduated from PSC.  Our daughter attended one year and then transferred to Shepherd.  I feel very fortunate to have taught and coached so many good students and to have worked with a dedicated and caring faculty,” said Larry.

Larry’s professional associations have been numerous and included the West Virginia Athletic Coaches Association, NJCAA Region XX Volleyball and Football Committee and West Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

Individuals interested in contributing to The Larry G. Bolyard, Sr.Scholarship may do so by contacting Lucas Taylor, director of development, at 304-788-6995 or 800-262-7332, ext. 6995 or at