Interview with Press Whelan, September 27, 2019

Project: University of Kentucky Athletics: Track and Field Oral History Project

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Press Whelan talks about his running career in high school and at the University of Kentucky. He talks about his coaching career, especially as head coach of track at UK. He talks about star athletes on his team like Jim Green, Bill Lightsey, and Vic Nelson. He describes how he transformed UK's track program, racism and integration in athletics at the university, and his life after coaching at UK.

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2019oh1716_ukatf0004

Interviewee Name

Press Whelan

Interviewer Name

Dennis Emery

Interview Date

2019-09-27

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Whelan, Press Interview by Dennis Emery. 27 Sep. 2019. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Whelan, P. (2019, September 27). Interview by D. Emery. University of Kentucky Athletics: Track and Field Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Whelan, Press, interview by Dennis Emery. September 27, 2019, University of Kentucky Athletics: Track and Field Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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