Bidlingmyer, who died in late 2008 after a short illness, was active for decades in Barberton and local sports. He spent 30 years working in Barberton schools before retiring in 2000. He was a teacher, junior high football coach, ninth-grade football coach, assistant varsity football coach and athletic director, among other duties. Bidlingmyer also served two years as varsity football coach at Rootstown High.
He was a SCSHOF board member for 15 years, helped to start the Greynolds Basketball Classic and was a longtime member of the Barberton Parks and Recreation Department board.
Larry Bidlingmyer received the Andy Palich Award in 2009.