Interview with Guy Strong

  • Identifier2006 OH 050
  • Date1/20/2006
  • InterviewerDenton, Beckie
  • IntervieweeStrong, Guy
  • DescriptionGuy 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 GI Bill and a basketball scholarship in 1954. In this interview, Strong discusses playing basketball at EKU and coaching at Kentucky Wesleyan, EKU, Oklahoma State, and at the high school level. He remembers living in Vet's Village and playing under Coach McBrayer. Strong gives an inside look into college basketball and how EKU has changed over the years.
  • LocationWinchester, KY
  • Duration00:42:20
  • Restrictionsnone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, duplications, rights and permission to publish.


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