Interview with Press Whelan, November 15, 2019

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

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Interview Summary

Press Whelan clarifies details from a previous interview on September 27, 2019. He discusses the development of the Kentucky Relays, who was on the committee, the function of the committee, and garnering recognition for UK's track program. He describes how he supported his athletes in the classroom. He talks about his coaching philosophies. He talks about various athletic directors he worked with. He discusses the climate of racism in athletics on UK's campus in his time of head coaching. He talks about recruitment strategies.

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2019oh1759_ukatf0005

Interviewee Name

Press Whelan

Interviewer Name

Dennis Emery

Interview Date

2019-11-15

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Whelan, Press Interview by Dennis Emery. 15 Nov. 2019. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Whelan, P. (2019, November 15). 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. November 15, 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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