Harris, Jack 1975-07-16

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Jack "Sleepy" Harris recalls his football career as both a player and a coach in Breckenridge, Texas. The effect of football and other sports on the individual as well as the entire community is discussed.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jack "Sleepy" Harris

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Date: July 16, 1975

Location: Amarillo, Texas

Interviewer: Neil Sapper

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal history and career summary, Recollects high school football in Breckenridge, Coaches and community pointed out as cause of success, Community support discussed, Building of the football stadium recalled, Importance of "selling" the players, Rebuilding of West Texas State University football team with Joe Kerbel, Recruiting players, Motivating today’s athlete compared to yesterday, Coaches of today and yesterday compared, Eck Curtis of Breckenridge recalled, Effect of football program on entire school, Football season at Sharyland High School where he is currently principal, Football spirit compared to other sports, Financial aspects of football, Women in sports discussed, Co-ed P. E. programs, Effect of football and sports on his own life, Football’s effect on all players in relation to school, Sports and self-discipline discussed.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: ?-1975

Bulk Dates: ?-1975

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