Interview with Rome Rankin

  • Identifier: 1980 OH 290
  • Date: 7/16/1980
  • Interviewer: Hay, Charles
  • Interviewee: Rankin, Rome
  • Description: 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.
  • Location: Richmond, KY
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  • Restrictions: none
  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
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“Interview with Rome Rankin,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed November 28, 2021,