Oliver, Horace 1976-08-05

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Horace Oliver discusses his years as a coach in West Texas high schools.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Horace Oliver

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 05, 1976

Location: San Angelo, Texas

Interviewer: Steven Gamble

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal background, Ballinger, Texas High school, On track and basketball teams, North Texas State Teacher’s College, Use of "ringers", Teaching at Oxine School, Basketball coach, To Harmony, Texas, Girls’ basketball coach, To Victory, Texas, Winning basketball team, To Rotan, Texas, Basketball, baseball and football coach, Good fan support for baseball, To Ballinger, Texas, Football, basketball, track and baseball coach, Principal, Fan support, Field conditions, Top players, Track conditions, To Alpine, Texas, Attended Sul Ross State University, High school coach, Fan support, Salary, To Van Horn, Texas, Starting football team, First night game, Football formations, Acquisition of equipment, Basketball gym built, To Bernard, Texas, Superintendent, Basketball coach.

Tape 1, Side 2: Bernard basketball team, District playoffs, Girls’ track, Bluebonnet Bell Relays, Financial situation, Lions’ Club sponsorship, Political influence, Trophy donations, Van Horn game with Mexican basketball team, Team integration, Texas Girls’ Basketball Association, State meet at Hillsboro, Texas, To Fort Hancock, Texas, Superintendent of schools, Girls’ basketball and track coach, To San Angelo, Texas, Employment with chemical company.

Range Dates: None Given

Bulk Dates: None Given

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