Interview with Roland Wierwille

  • Identifier2006 OH 048
  • Date1/20/2006
  • InterviewerDenton, Beckie
  • IntervieweeWierwille, Roland
  • DescriptionRoland 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 Berea College. He talks of fellow members of the team and Coaches Turkey Hughes and Paul McBrayer. He discusses game attendance at EKU, travelling to games, and his pride at being a member of the team. He feels that the university gave him a chance and talks about the lessons he learned at EKU.
  • LocationRichmond, KY
  • Duration00:41:20
  • Restrictionsnone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, duplications, rights and permission to publish.


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