Browse Interviews (30 total)

Teacher at Western Hills High School

Guy Strong was born in Irvine, Kentucky, where he played multiple sports growing up. He attended the University of Kentucky from 1948-1951, on a basketball scholarship, where he found himself on a national championship team. He transferred to EKU for one year before entering the military and serving in the Korean War. He then returned to EKU on the…

Roland Wierwille was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to German parents. He attended the University of Cincinnati for one semester to play basketball, but came to EKU on a basketball scholarship in 1958, majoring in physical education and economic education. In this interview, Wierwille describes attending EKU and coaching at Transylvania University and…

Dan Lichty came from Pasadena, California. He began swimming at a young age and took a scholarship to Ohio State, finishing his bachelor's and master's degrees at California State. Mr. Lichty discusses coaching the dive and swimming teams at EKU and the courses he was required to teach, including the first women's physical education programs. He…

William Kenneth McCarty is a native of Henry County, KY. He attended EKU and became a teacher at Sulphur Elementary School. He attended UK to receive a Master's degree in Education Administration. In this interview he discusses campus life and athletics, and describes how EKU helped him prepare for teaching.

In this interview, Ernerst Wiggins, Superintendent of East Bernstadt Schools, discusses his education, former jobs, military service, previous coaching jobs, and other various aspects of the job of Superintendent.

In this interview, George Francis, Superintendent of Harlan City Schools, discusses his education, influential people, the School Board, and other various aspects of his job as Superintendent.

In this interview, John Brock, Superintendent of Rowan County Schools, discusses his background and education, his decision to go into administration, and prior positions held. He also comments on problems he faces as superintendent as well as decision ma

In this interview, Russel Roberts, School Superintendent for Madison County Schools, discusses his personal background, education, and his prior teaching and coaching experiences. He also comments on School Boards, problems in the school system, and probl

Fred E. Darling was an EKU faculty member, track coach, supervisor of the athletic tower, assistant dean of men, and the intermural sports director. In this interview, Darling details his career and the reason why he voluntarily ended his coaching position to devote himself to teaching full time.

In this interview, Rome Rankin discusses his years as an EKU Faculty member and the development of EKU's athletic program. Rankin was hired by President Donovan to develop a winning football team. Rankin reflects on his coaching methods, recruitment procedures, and the role he played in raising funds for an athletics facilities expansion on campus.

Rome Rankin was a football coach for EKU. In this interview, Rankin discusses his enjoyment for History, English, and contact sports. Rankin played football, basketball and baseball in college, and professional football at the same time he played college football. He believed physical education helps develop young people emotionally and socially,…

Glenn Presnell was an All American Football player at Nebraska, and an All Pro running back with the National Football League's Ironton, Portsmouth, and Detroit franchises. He joined EKU's football coaching staff in 1947, where he eventually becoming head coach. He also served as athletic director and the coach for the golf team before retirement…

CHarles "Turkey" Hughes, a Kentucky native, was a prominent coach and teacher in the EKU Physical Education department during the 1930s and 1940s. In this interview, Hughes discusses athletes at both UK and EKU. Hughes also discusses how the Great Depression and WWII affected EKU students.

In this interview, Charles "Turkey" Hughes discusses the athletics department and the supportive attitude it received from EKU's presidents. He felt the professors in the physical education department were outstanding. Hughes also discusses the problems he faced and the great athletes he had coached.

In this interview, Kaiser Martin talks about coaching the Richmond Ramblers, as well as other local football, softball and baseball teams. With financial support from the Richmond Jaycees he served the young athletes of Richmond for decades.

Vanous Lloyd was born in 1947 in Bowling Green Kentucky. Loyd attended Western Kentucky University on a baseball scholarship, which jumpstarted his career in Physical Education. In the following interview Lloyd discusses his choices to become a Physical Education instructor, and his role as the first women's basketball coach at Warren Central High…

The following is an unrehearsed interview with Norman A. Deeb, a 1947 graduate of Eastern. He holds a Ph.D in Education and currently teaches at Western. This interview is taped in conjunction with the Alumni Project.

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Walter Robert Hill, Alumnus, a 1940 graduate of Eastern Kentucky State Normal School. Mr. Hill discusses his years at Eastern and his coaching career in baseball.

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.

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. In this interview he discusses his coaching career on both the high school and college levels, his coaching philosophy, his defensive philosophy and the teams he has…

Roy Lee Kidd was born in Corbin, KY on December 4, 1931. He was the youngest of seven children. In high school he was an All-State football player and was an All-American at Eastern. In this interview he discusses his playing days in both high school and college, his coaching career, his coaching philosophy, the influences on his coaching…

Rick Sang was born in Ohio on September 6, 1958 and moved to Ashland, Kentucky in 1959. He played football here at Eastern from 1976 through 1979 and started coaching here in 1980. In this interview he discusses both his high school and college careers, his coaching career, his coaching philosophies, the influences on his coaching philosophy, the…

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. In this interview he discusses his high school and college football careers, his coaching career, his coaching philosophy, the influences other coaches had on his philosophy, the…
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