Oglesby, Gerald 2017-07-31
In this interview, Corky Oglesby gives a deeper perspective into his life and the time he spent working at Texas Tech. He describes the recruitment process, the relays he took his students to, and the different coaches that he has worked with and befriended over the years.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Gerald Oglesby
Additional Parties Recorded: None
Date: July 31, 2017
Location: Lubbock, TX
Interviewer: Monte Monroe
Length: 02:42:41 (2 hours, 42 minutes)
Background, family history, arriving at Texas Tech; Jesse Owens; Willie Morris; The special at University of Texas he attended; Coach Robison; working for his brother; Recruiting philosophy, motivation, recruiting African American players after desegregation; Convincing parents to send their kids to Texas Tech, Coach Myers; Corky’s wife; Basketball students recruited; becoming track coach; His track athletes; Coach King; Other coaching friends that helped him; foreign athletes; Why track students want to be dentists; Trip to the Penn Relays; Making an impression on his students; Why recruitment can be cut throat; leaving coaching; His love and feelings for Texas Tech; What he remembers about Dr. French Anderson
Original Recording Format: born digital
Recording Format Notes: CD copy available to listen in reading room
Transcript: found here: http://hdl.handle.net/10605/330773
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