44 Years Later, Celebrated Spencer High Speech Coach Takes Last Curtain Call

Feb 7, 2019

It was the fall of 1975 when Larry Untiet started teaching in Spencer, Iowa, the same year that the Iowa High School Speech Association State Festival got its start. 

Since then, Untiet has taken Spencer High School students to the festival every single year, making Spencer the only school to boast representation at the statewide event for every year of its existence.

After 44 years of musicals, speech tournaments, and thousands of students, Untiet is retiring and leaving a notable legacy as a champion for high school performance arts.

On this segment of Talk of Iowa, he looks back at his coaching accomplishments both on and off stage.