Eastern Kentucky University 1979 National Championship






In this project the football coaches who coached the 1979 team to Eastern's first National Championship were interviewed. They talk about the players, the university and community reaction to the winning season and the individual games.


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Football; Eastern Kentucky University


Eastern Kentucky University 1979 National Championship


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Project Interviews

Teddy Taylor was born on November 16, 1945 and was raised in Cynthiana, Kentucky. He played football at Eastern from 1966-1969 and was an All-American in his senior year. Your Browser does not support the audio tag.

Eastern Kentucky University football coach, Roy Lee Kidd talks about the 1979 National Championship season. He identifies key players and games and talks about the community reaction to the winning season.

Jack Delano Ison was born April 30, 1937 in Flatwoods, Kentucky. He has coached football for 23 years; four on the high school level and nineteen at Eastern Kentucky University.
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