Interview with Ches Shearer, December 13, 1974
Project: A. B. "Happy" Chandler: The Dr. Charles P. Roland Interviews
Interview SummaryChes Shearer, a former college football player at Centre College under Happy Chandler, begins the interview by describing Chandler as a coach, and how he and Chandler ended up at Centre. Chandler's persuasive nature and loyalty, and inspirational qualities are emphasized. The successes of the Centre College football teams that Chandler coached are detailed. Shearer also discusses some of Chandler's habits. Additionally, Shearer compares modern college football to his playing days in the 1920s. The interviewee also talks of coaches today and their methods compared to Chandler. Chandler's golf abilities are briefly mentioned. Shearer then lists some of the triumphs of Chandler as the governor of Kentucky. Chandler's efforts to arrange a football game between Centre College and Harvard are described. Shearer recalls his involvement in the decision to cut Centre College's football program. To conclude the interview, Shearer examines the role of prayer in his high school and college football teams, and compares the college football systems of his playing days to the systems of today.
Interview LC SubjectBasketball Chandler, Happy, 1898-1991 Kentucky--Politics and government Kentucky. Governor (1935-1939 : Chandler) Kentucky. Governor (1955-1959 : Chandler) Politicians--United States Shearer, Ches Shearer, Ches--Interviews United States--Politics and government Centre College (Danville, Ky. : 1918- ) Danville (Ky.) Kentucky Governors Football Football coaches Football players Versailles (Ky.)
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Shearer, Ches Interview by Charles P. Roland. 13 Dec. 1974. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Shearer, C. (1974, December 13). Interview by C. P. Roland. A. B. "Happy" Chandler: The Dr. Charles P. Roland Interviews. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Shearer, Ches, interview by Charles P. Roland. December 13, 1974, A. B. "Happy" Chandler: The Dr. Charles P. Roland Interviews, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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