Missouri Valley College Hall of Fame


Al LaMura , 1979
Class of 2007

Al was one of the most prolific quarterback the Heart of America Athletic Conference has ever seen.  Al was a complete leader in that he epitomized the Valley spirit in every way.  His record as a starter of (25-5) is only eclipsed by his persona as a leader, competitor, and teammate, who constantly exemplified tenacity and sportsmanship.  Al earned All-Conference honors in his second season in 1976, and threw for a school record 18 touchdowns.  His senior year Al was co-captain leading his team to the NAIA Division II playoffs.  In his three years he was 25-5-1.  After graduating Al signed as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys.  Al taught and coached high school for a few years before becoming an independent agent for Lawson Product where he has been for the last 26 years.  During this time he has coached youth sports in his community and for the past 6 years he bas been coaching quarterbacks at the brick Township High School in Brick, New Jersey.  In 2006 he was elected into Marlboro High School’s Hall of Fame.  Al resides in Brick with his wife Jean and has four children: Christopher, Kate, Holly and Andres.

Teammate E.J. Narcise says, “Although I’m confident that his individual achievements speak for themselves, Al LaMura never cared about individual awards; all he truly cared about was winning the right way.  Al should be recognized as one of the most outstanding athletic leaders, Valley has ever known.”