Interview with Rome Rankin

  • Identifier1980 OH 290
  • Date7/16/1980
  • InterviewerHay, Charles
  • IntervieweeRankin, Rome
  • DescriptionIn 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.
  • LocationRichmond, KY
  • Restrictionsnone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.


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