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Mr. Larry Bias

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Mr. Larry Bias

Larry Bias has been the varsity chess team advisor at East High School for the past 21 years. He has also been a guidance counselor at East for the past 26 years. As the varsity chess coach, his team has amassed a multitude of awards and accomplishments. These accomplishments include: M.V.C. Team Champions-14 years (2000-2014); M.V.C. Tournament Champions-19 years (2000-present); E.P.C. Team Champions (established in 2014)-5 years (2014-present); PA Coastal Team Champions; Greater Philadelphia Team Champions; Greater Pocono Team Champions; PA State Amateur Team Champions; Divisional National Champions; U.S. Amateur Team Champions.

Professional Memberships: Certified U.S. Chess Federation Coach. U.S. Chess Federation Lifetime Member. PA State Chess Federation Lifetime Member.

Education: Masters Degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Bachelor’s Degree from East Stroudsburg University.

Coaching Philosophy: One is expected to grow mentally, socially and academically while maintaining a steady advancement in the game of chess.