Oglesby, Gerald 2016-02-01

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This oral history interview features former Texas Tech University track and field coach Gerald “Corky” Oglesby. Oglesby talks about his career in basketball recruiting at Oklahoma Baptist and then at Texas Tech. Oglesby later became the track and field coach at Texas Tech, a position he held for twenty years. Oglesby reflects on his time at Texas Tech and discusses how athletics has changed over the course of his career.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Gerald Oglesby

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: February 1, 2016

Location: Lubbock, TX

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 2 hours, 12 minutes


Abstract

Background and early days of recruiting, Arriving at Texas Tech, First students recruited to Tech, Last basketball recruits, Recruiting philosophy and process, First black athletes at Tech, NYC recruiting, JUCO recruiting, Becoming track coach, differences between track and basketball, Penn Relays and trip to New York, Traveling with the team, eating in Strawn, Texas, Southwest Conference, Successes, Notable athletes, assistants, and managers, Coaches in the Southwest Conference, Bob Knight and other Tech coaches, Gerald Meyers, Changes in basketball over the years, Recruiting changes


Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital

Recording Format Notes: CD copy available to listen in reading room

Transcript: found here: https://swco-ir.tdl.org/swco-ir/handle/10605/330773



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