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J. T. King, former head football coach at Texas Tech, talks about his coaching career and his philosophy of football.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: J.T. King

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 26, 1974

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Perry McWilliams

Length: 1 hour, 50 minutes (total)


Tape 1, Side 1: All-America Game hosted (1970-1975), First season (1961), Early coaching jobs, Wages, Stadium expansion, Field lights, Press box, Assistant under DeWitt Weaver, Joined Southwest Conference (1960), Recruiting regulations, Most memorable game, Texas A & M (1967), Transfer rules, Danny Hardaway, first black recruit, Donny Anderson, Former Texas Tech players in professional football, Rodney Allison.

Tape 1, Side 2: Best season (1965), Offense changes, Best teams (1966 and 1967), Recruiting philosophy, High school coaching, Tulane University, University of Texas, University of Alabama, Joe Namath.

Tape 2, Side 1: John Reagan High School, Houston, Texas, University of Texas, Austin, Scholarship program, Description of work, Dana X. Bible, head coach, Bible plan, Athletic facilities, Arrival in Austin, Brown’s boarding house, Attended University of Texas (1934-1938), Reasons, Time management, Coaching career, Kenedy, Texas, Enid, Oklahoma, Meeting with school board and superintendent, Football record, Coaching tactics, Game plan philosophy, Dictated by player ability, Texas Tech University, Open offense, Player motivation, Mental and physical preparation, Team cooperation, Student support, Personal visits with individual players, Rules, Importance of academics, Practice, Attendance required.

Tape 2, Side 2: Rules (continued), Player appearance, Meetings with seniors, Career highlights, Enid coaching job, Tulane University, Scout for West Texas area, University of Texas (again), Texas A & M University, Texas Tech University, Head coaching position, Football record.

Range Dates: 1934-1974

Bulk Dates: 1934-1970

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