Follis, O W 1976-08-22

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O. W. Follis talks of his coaching career in West Texas athletics and traces high school basketball in Lamesa from 1945 to 1976.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: O. W. Follis

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Date: August 22, 1976

Location: Lamesa, Texas

Interviewer: Steven Gamble

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Early history, Reasons for moving to Lamesa, Texas, All classes combined, State tournament, Lamesa High School athletic program (1945), Won district championship (1945), Support from administrators, New gymnasium (1973), Entered AA class (1950), Decision to coach only basketball (1960), State players, No bi-district championship, Lamesa basketball (1950s), Basketball (before 1960s), Players (1960s), Competition (1961-1967)

Tape 1, Side 2: Pat Fees, outstanding player, Team (1960), Record (1970), Semi-finals (1973), Team (1975), Most satisfying victory, Most bitter defeat, Lamesa's rivals, Follis and discipline, Change in attitudes of players, Integration in Lamesa, Texas, No administrative pressure, Coordination with junior high coach, Officiating problems, Offers to leave Lamesa, Honors and awards, Scholarship influences

Range Dates: 1945-1975

Bulk Dates: 1945-1975

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