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Howard Lynch, former Amarillo football coach and principal, describes conditions in Amarillo during the Depression of the 1930s and reviews his career as coach of the Amarillo High Sandies.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Howard W. Lynch

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 7, 1971; July 31, 1972

Location: Amarillo, Texas

Interviewer: David Nail, Neil Sapper

Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Depression of the 1930s discussed, Notes wages and prices during that time, Amarillo High School’s football championships in the 1930s mentioned, Received support of the townspeople, Rivalries with other teams described, Outstanding players named, Speculation on public attitude toward world events in the late 1930s, Many students had part-time jobs, Forms of entertainment offered at the high school listed, WPA projects listed.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Tape 2, Side 1: Review of career and education, Football career at Center College in Kentucky, Head coach and principal at Franklin, Kentucky, Football record at Amarillo High, 1930-1937, Community support for athletics discussed, Conflict between Amarillo merchants and Saturday afternoon games, Growth of coaching staff examined, Lack of restrictions on football season recalled, Growth of Amarillo Sandies’ reputation, Amarillo players recalled, Limitation of number of players prior to decentralization of Amarillo, High School.

Tape 2, Side 2: Football tactics employed at Amarillo High School, T-formation used, Sandies Mothers’ Club, Community and civic club support of athletes, Important rivals recalled, High attendance games named, Lynch not re-hired after a losing season, 1950.

Range Dates: 1920s-1950

Bulk Dates: 1930-1950

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