Nicklaus, Winfield 1972-09-04

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Winfield Nicklaus, a member of the first Matador football team at Texas Tech, reviews his coaching career from the late 1920s to 1950 in the Amarillo area. He recalls both players and coaches with whom he has been associated.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Winfield Nicklaus

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: September 04, 1972

Location: Amarillo, Texas

Interviewer: Neil Sapper

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Working with Fort Worth and Denver Railway, Playing football and baseball at Amarillo High School described, Explains origin of the name "Sandies" for Amarillo High School teams, Football career at Bucknell University (1924), Member of first football team at Texas Tech (1925), Players recalled, Tech baseball and basketball teams discussed, Reviews pictures of Tech teams, Tech social science faculty and administration characterized, Coaching at Tahoka and Amarillo schools, Position at football coach with Amarillo College (1936), Recalls football coaching career in Oklahoma at Oklahoma Junior College and Oklahoma Baptist University, Coaching record examined and players named.

Tape 1, Side 2: Coaching for the Air Force at West Texas State (1942-47), Position as principal at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Various players coached in entire career recalled, Coaching staff at Amarillo named, Outstanding players named, Nicklaus’ courtship and marriage mentioned, Explores community support for Amarillo athletics, Describes traveling by train to games.

Range Dates: 1924-1950

Bulk Dates: 1924-1950

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