Golding, Joe

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Mr. Joe Golding discusses his career as the head football coach at Wichita Falls, Texas, High School.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Joe Golding

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: August 21, 1975; August 26, 1976

Location: Wichita Falls, Texas

Interviewer: Neil Sapper (First interview); Steven Gamble (second interview)

Length: 50 minutes (first interview); 1 hour (second interview)


Interview 1:

Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Coaching job, Military service, Coaching, Wichita Falls Texas, Pat Pattison, Teams (1947-1961), Evaluation, Athletic Director (1961), Integration, Teams, Statistics, Oil boom and athletics, Athletes, Change in athletes, Integration, Training, School spirit, Area stadiums, Team traditions, Fan support.

Tape 1, Side 2: Personal success, Coaching staff, Hunter Kirkpatrick, Perry Goolsby, Jess Stiles, Donnell Croslin, Head coaches, Roles, T Formation (1958), Single-wing formation, Split T formation, Defensive techniques, Coaching schools, Memorable games, Community reaction to defeats, Media coverage and facilities, Corpus Christi Texas North High School (1960), Game schedules, Travel, Key to success, Problems of multiple high schools, Other programs.

Range Dates: 1947-1961

Bulk Dates: 1947-1961

Interview 2:

Tape 1, Side 1: Family history, High School athletics, College, Coaching, Enlistment (1942), Wichita Falls Texas (1946), Assistant Coach to Pat Patterson, Head Coach (1947-1961), Athletic Director (1961-present), School athletic record, Basketball (1940s), Capacity in Air Force, Pat Patterson, Coaching salary, First football season, Distinguished athletes, State Championships (1949 and 1950), "Dingers" (1930s), One-year transfer rule, Coaching capabilities, Team (1952).

Tape 1, Side 2: Team (1952) (continued), State championship (1958), Team support, Teams (1959 and 1960), Final coaching year (1961), State championship, Retirement, Discipline, Athletic scholarships, Town support, Rivalries, Encouragement for all sports, Integration (1960s), Effect on sports, Responsibility of developing youth.

Range Dates: 1930s-1976

Bulk Dates: 1947-1976

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