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00:00:00 - Differences between Kentucky Wesleyan College and the University of Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: --ollowing is an unrehearsed interview with Mr. William D. Harrell, a 1963 graduate of the University of Kentucky and currently head basketball coach of Muncie Central High School.

Segment Synopsis: William Harrell is introduced. He discusses why he decided to attend the University of Kentucky to obtain his masters degree. He talks about his undergraduate education at Kentucky Wesleyan College and discusses the differences between the two institutions.

Keywords: Commuting; Differences; Dr. James Ogletree; Educational administration; History; Individual attention; Kentucky Wesleyan College; Masters degrees; Methodist Children's Home; Owensboro (Ky.); Physical education; Professors; Quality of education; Relationship with students; Undergraduate degree; Versailles (Ky.); Winchester (Ky.)

Subjects: College choice; College environment; College majors; College students--Conduct of life.; College students--Social conditions; College teachers--Rating of.; College teachers--Social conditions; Educators; Universities and colleges--Evaluation; Universities and colleges--Faculty.; Universities and colleges--Ratings and rankings.

00:05:48 - African American athletes at the University of Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: Now Black students had first been admitted to University of Kentucky about, I think, 1949.

Segment Synopsis: Harrell says that there were no African American athletes at UK during his time as a student, and says he only had one African American professor. He talks about why UK was not recruiting Black athletes at the time.

Keywords: Adolph Rupp; African American professors; Basketball players; Black athletes; Correspondence courses; Masters degrees; Racial conflict; Recruitment; White athletes

Subjects: African American college students--Social conditions; African American college students.; African Americans--Education--Kentucky--Lexington; College athletes; College environment; College sports--Coaching; College sports.; College students, Black; College students--Social conditions; College teachers, Black; College teachers--Social conditions; Discrimination in higher education; Educators; Kentucky Wildcats (Basketball team); Minorities in higher education; Universities and colleges--Faculty.

00:09:13 - Beginning his coaching career

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Partial Transcript: How did you happen to choose coaching as a career?

Segment Synopsis: Harrell talks about when he decided he wanted to become a coach and talks about some of the high school coaches he learned from and was inspired by. He talks about his first coaching job at Belfry High School before coaching in Berea, Kentucky.

Keywords: Alma mater; Basketball; Belfry High School; Berea (Ky.); Clark County (Ky.); Coaching jobs; Don Mills; Earl Jones; High school coaches; Kentucky Wesleyan College; Lester Norton; Ralph Carlisle; Transferring; Winning

Subjects: Basketball coaches--Kentucky; Basketball players; Basketball teams; Basketball--Coaching; Coaches (Athletics); College athletes; College environment; College sports.; College students--Attitudes.

GPS: Berea (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.576944, -84.293611
00:15:02 - Coaching in Shelby County, Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: Well now, then when, when did you become the coach of Shelbyville High School in Kentucky?

Segment Synopsis: Harrell talks about why he began working at a Methodist Children's Home before finding a job as a coach in Shelby County, Kentucky. He talks about some of the students he coached that later played for UK. He talks about his team's attempts at winning the state championship. He talks about the only African American player on his team.

Keywords: College recruiting; Daughters; Dr. A. W. Sweezy; Enrollment; Methodist Children's Home; Mike Casey; Mr. Basketball; Salary; Scott Jones; Shelby County (Ky.); Shelby County High School; Shelbyville (Ky.); Shelbyville High School; State championship; Terry Davis; University of Kentucky; Wallace Jones; Winning

Subjects: African American athletes; African American basketball players; Basketball coaches--Kentucky; Basketball players; Basketball teams; Basketball--Coaching; Coaches (Athletics)

GPS: Shelby County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 38.22, -85.19
00:24:14 - Coaching at Morehead State University

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Partial Transcript: Now you left Shelbyville, uh, when? In the late sixties?

Segment Synopsis: Harrell talks about the jobs he had after leaving Shelby County which led to his job as head coach at Morehead State University. He talks about the quality of his team and their attempts to win the OVC tournament. He talks about a scheduling conflict that led to his resignation at the university.

Keywords: Adron Doran; Assistant coaches; Athletic directors; Basketball programs; Bob Lawson; Governors; Head coaches; Injuries; Leaving; Morehead State University; Muncie Central High School; Ohio Valley Conference (OVC); Progress; Rebuilding; Recruitment; Resignation; Schedules; Seniors; Shelby County (Ky.); State championships; Teaching; University of Nebraska; University presidents

Subjects: Basketball coaches--Kentucky; Basketball players; Basketball teams; Basketball--Coaching; Basketball--Tournaments; Coaches (Athletics); College administrators; College athletes; College environment; College presidents; College sports--Coaching; College sports.; College students--Attitudes.; College students--Conduct of life.; Universities and colleges--Administration.

GPS: Morehead State University
Map Coordinates: 38.189, -83.431
00:36:53 - Differences between Kentucky and Indiana basketball

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Partial Transcript: How would you compare the, uh, the basketball feeder systems in the, the two states in Kentucky and Indiana in terms of, uh, how well prepared in basic fundamentals and skills, uh, the boys are when they reach high school?

Segment Synopsis: Harrell compares several aspects of coaching at Muncie Central High School in Indiana and Shelby County High School in Kentucky. He talks about the difference between preparation of players, fans' interest in the sport, and expectations for the teams.

Keywords: Attendance; Control; Expectations; Fans; Fundamentals; Goals; Indiana; Interest; Kentucky; Knowledgeable; Muncie Central High School; Preparation; Reputation; Rural background; School districts; School spirit; Shelby County High School; State championship; Support; Urban background; Winning

Subjects: Basketball coaches--Kentucky; Basketball players; Basketball teams; Basketball--Coaching; Basketball--Tournaments; Coaches (Athletics)

GPS: Muncie Central High School (Ind.)
Map Coordinates: 40.162778, -85.369167
00:46:13 - State tournaments in Kentucky and Indiana

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Partial Transcript: Could you comment a little on the, the organization of the state tournaments in Kentucky and Indiana?

Segment Synopsis: Harrell describes the differences between state basketball tournaments in Kentucky and Indiana.

Keywords: Bear Bryant; Cost; Differences; District tournaments; Schedules; State championship; Sweet Sixteen

Subjects: Basketball coaches--Kentucky; Basketball players; Basketball teams; Basketball--Coaching; Basketball--Tournaments; Coaches (Athletics)

00:51:15 - More on the differences between Kentucky and Indiana basketball

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Partial Transcript: What about the state ha--athletic associations in each state? Are they comparable?

Segment Synopsis: Harrell talks more about the differences between Kentucky and Indiana basketball, including state athletic associations, liability insurance, respect for coaches in the community, and differences in how raises are given.

Keywords: Community; Corporations; High school; Liability; NCAA basketball tournament; Raises; Respect; School superintendents; State athletic associations; Titles

Subjects: Basketball coaches--Kentucky; Basketball teams; Basketball--Coaching; Basketball--Tournaments; Coaches (Athletics)

GPS: Shelby County High School (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 38.209059, -85.177395
00:55:35 - Qualifications to be a coach

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Partial Transcript: What about--are, are there special requirements for certification as a coach, uh, or does regular teacher certification provide that?

Segment Synopsis: Harrell talks about how one becomes qualified to coach. He talks about some of the skills or characteristics necessary to be a successful coach. The interview is concluded.

Keywords: Athletes; Attention to detail; Characteristics; Discipline; Enthusiasm; Experience; Organization; Patience; Playbooks; Qualifications; School boards; Skills; Statistics; Teachers certification

Subjects: Basketball coaches--Kentucky; Basketball--Coaching; Coaches (Athletics)