Interview with Louie Dampier, February 4, 2016

Project: University of Kentucky Athletics: Men's Basketball Oral History Project

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Louie Dampier played basketball for the University of Kentucky from 1963-1967. In this interview he discusses his early interest in basketball, his recruitment by various colleges, and his decision to attend UK. He talks about each of his four years at UK, including major wins and losses, his fellow teammates, and his experience being coached by Adolph Rupp. Dampier was part of the 1966 team that was ultimately defeated in the NCAA Championship game against Texas Western, the first time a team with five African American starters won the tournament. He talks about his decision to join the American Basketball Association, his experience returning to UK and being kicked out of basketball practice while Rick Pitino was coaching, and his hopes for his legacy as a player.

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2016oh021_af840

Interviewee Name

Louie Dampier

Interviewer Name

Kyle Macy

Interview Date

2016-02-04

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Dampier, Louie Interview by Kyle Macy. 04 Feb. 2016. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Dampier, L. (2016, February 04). Interview by K. Macy. University of Kentucky Athletics: Men's Basketball Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Dampier, Louie, interview by Kyle Macy. February 04, 2016, University of Kentucky Athletics: Men's Basketball Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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