Ed Odeven Reporting

Larry Toledo served as the first athletic director in Pima Community College history and worked tirelessly behind the scenes as a community leader in Tucson, plus as a film producer.

He was one of my favorite conversationalists, whether it was for a story or an everyday chat.

Just days after I returned to Tokyo from the London Olympics, Toledo died. It was sad news for all those who admired him, respected him and loved him.

His legacy lives on in his family and many friends, in the community and through those who carry on his work and ideals.

My brief thoughts on Toledo last August upon learning of Toledo’s death follow.

Larry Toledo was a terrific athletic director — passionate, smart, a real leader. And he always saw the big picture of how sports played an important role in a community’s identity and in the relationships that are forged from…

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