May 28, 2024

Rocky Larson.jpgRocky Larson has been named athletic director at Mayville State University beginning on July 1, 2024. He has served in this role on an interim basis since July of 2023. Prior to this, he served as Mayville State’s assistant athletic director for two years. Larson will continue to serve as head football coach.

“I am excited to become the athletic director at Mayville State on a permanent basis,” said Rocky Larson. “The athletes, administration, campus, and community have been so supportive of the Athletic Department this last year, and I look forward to keeping that momentum going. Thank you to my family for allowing me to chase my dreams. Go, Comets!”

“When we hired Rocky in 2020, we saw a young coach who was ambitious and who had great ideas for Comet Athletics,” said Mayville State University President Dr. Brian Van Horn. “Over the last four years, he has continued to be a solution-based leader who embraces recruiting North Dakota and regional students, and he truly cares about student athletes and their success. He understands all that is needed to be successful as a college administrator, leading with enthusiasm and positivity, a requirement for success. We’re proud of Rocky’s accomplishments and we look forward to his leadership for years to come.”

Rocky Larson joined Mayville State in 2020, after spending the previous four seasons as defensive coordinator and assistant head coach at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Prior to this, he coached defensive backs for one season at University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. He spent one spring working with the University of Minnesota Gophers as an intern.

Larson graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology-human performance and a minor in coaching. In 2017, he graduated with a Master of Arts degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia Irvine.

He resides in Mayville with his wife, Richell, and their children, Lettie and Luxer.