by: Zach Klein Updated:
ATHENS, Ga.,None - Legendary former University of Georgia broadcaster Larry Munson has died.
Channel 2 Sports Director Zach Klein learned of his passing late Sunday night.
Muson passed away at his Athens home after complications from pneumonia. He was 89-years-old.
Munson became UGA’s play-by-play football announcer in 1966 and remained in the broadcast booth for 42 years. He retired in 2008.
Muson was originally from Minnesota and later used his military discharge pay from serving in World War II to enroll in broadcasting school.
He became a legend in Athens and all around college football.
Over the years, Munson was inducted into numerous halls of fame and in 2007 was named Georgia’s “Honorary Football Letterman” and presented with a letterman’s plaque and jacket.
Funeral arrangements have not been finalized yet for Munson but school offiicals said a memorial service would take place after December 4.
In lieu of flowers, the Munson family requests that donations be made to the Noah Harris Cheerleading Scholarship. The endowed scholarship is awarded annually to a student-athlete on the cheerleading team who demonstrates outstanding character, leadership, and dedication to the athletic program and the community. The fund was established in 2006 in memory of 1st Lieutenant Noah Harris who was a cheerleader for UGA.
Donation checks should be made payable to the UGA Foundation with the designation—Noah Harris Cheerleading Scholarship in memory of Larry Munson. They may be sent to the Georgia Bulldog Club, PO Box 1472, Athens, GA 30603.