Jones, Thurman "Tugboat" 1976-08-04

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Thurman "Tugboat" Jones, retired coach and former high school athletic director at Midland, discusses his career in West Texas athletics.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Thurman "Tugboat" Jones

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 4, 1976

Location: Midland, Texas

Interviewer: Steven Gamble

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Early athletic career, Winning Texas conference (1947), Coached at Texas A & M University (1948), Wichita Falls, Texas, Midland, Texas, Athletic Director (1966), Changes in attitude toward sports, Women in sports, Putting athletes first, Playing all players, Competitive versus intramural sports, Encouragement to play other sports, Students "burned out" on sports, Meaning of winning team, Wichita Falls coaches, Coaching at Texas A & M, Assistant coaches.

Tape 1, Side 2: Honest recruiting at Texas A & M, Midland record, Fans, Outstanding players, Highland Park, Texas, state champions (1957), Team members, University of Washington coach, Administrative support, Highland Park teams (1961-1965), Integration problems, Creation of Midland Lee High School, Discipline, Advertising game, Midland High School football profits, Champion players from 5-AAAA, Reason 5-AAAA succeeds, Recruitment, Illegal inducements, Transfer rule (1940s), Outstanding game, Gifts and rewards, Basketball and track coach.

Range Dates: 1947-1976

Bulk Dates: 1947-1965

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