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Dee Walker, Director of Athletics in Amarillo, discusses current athletic trends and management of athletic programs in Amarillo and comparable cities.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dee Walker

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 26, 1972

Location: Amarillo, Texas

Interviewer: Neil Sapper

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Review of career, North Texas State—football coach, Coaching at Marshall and Borger high schools, Amarillo—athletic director, Expansion of athletic program in Amarillo, Expanding participation, Financial success of football, Increase in security costs, Intervention of Interscholastic League, Description of stadium in Amarillo, Improved coaching discussed, Coaches moving from high school to university jobs, Expansion of participation, Wrestling outside Interscholastic League, Amarillo schools’ football records, Travel expenses recalled, Attitude toward parents booster organizations, Mass media coverage of Amarillo athletics.

Tape 1, Side 2: Rivalry between area schools, Inter-city rivalry, Attempts to expand participation in basketball.

Range Dates: ?-1972

Bulk Dates: ?-1972

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