Walker, Dee 1972-07-26
Dee Walker, Director of Athletics in Amarillo, discusses current athletic trends and management of athletic programs in Amarillo and comparable cities.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Dee Walker
Additional Parties Recorded: None
Date: July 26, 1972
Location: Amarillo, Texas
Interviewer: Neil Sapper
Length: 40 minutes
Tape 1, Side 1: Review of career,
North Texas State—football coach,
Coaching at Marshall and Borger high schools,
Expansion of athletic program in Amarillo,
Financial success of football,
Increase in security costs,
Intervention of Interscholastic League,
Description of stadium in Amarillo,
Improved coaching discussed,
Coaches moving from high school to university jobs,
Expansion of participation,
Wrestling outside Interscholastic League,
Amarillo schools’ football records,
Travel expenses recalled,
Attitude toward parents booster organizations,
Mass media coverage of Amarillo athletics.
Tape 1, Side 2: Rivalry between area schools,
Attempts to expand participation in basketball.
Range Dates: ?-1972
Bulk Dates: ?-1972
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