Conley Jr., John F. 2001-06-04
Retired athletic director, John Conley Jr. speaks about the progress of his career with a focus on Texas Tech University.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: John F. Conley Jr.
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Date: June 04, 2001
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez
Biography; Interest in sports; High School Football/Athletics; Inspiring coach; High School Athletic Success; Conley’s recruitment & time at Kansas State; First coaching experiences; Differences in football from Kansas to Texas; Snyder football travel; Influence on career advancement; Change in high school to college football; Recruiting; Quality of football players 1961; Recruits; Quality of recruits; Maintaining recruits; Defeating national championships Texas & Arkansas; Return to Lubbock from Austin; Career progress; Changes in Tech Athletics over the span of Conley’s career; Recruiting; Southwest Conference; Eligibility to play; Competition in the Big 12; Southwest Conference Closing; School infractions; Disliked aspects of career at Tech; Experience of coaching during Tech’s winning streak 1975/1976; Coach Carlen’s staff and ability; Men’s Basketball team; Recruiting; Coach Gerald; Quality of football teams; Tech recruiting scandals; Issues between Tech and Texas; Fondest Memories of Playing Football; Current organization & club involvement at Texas Tech; West Texas community & Texas Tech relationship; Attendance of Red Raider Club Day; Return trip from Hereford; Pay cut Snyder to Texas Tech; Men sports vs. Women sports at Texas Tech; Other contacts to interview; Red Raider Club in Tahoka.
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