Interview with Joe B. Hall, November 27, 1991
Project: Kentucky Sports: Interscholastic Athletics Oral History Project
Interview SummaryJoe B. Hall talks about his childhood in Cynthiana, Kentucky and his early interest in sports. He talks about the specific rules his high school basketball coach placed on his players. He talks about his college education and his first coaching job at Shepherdsville, Kentucky. Hall talks about the connections that led to him becoming assistant coach at Regis College [now called Regis University], and then head coach and athletic director. He talks about how he felt a sense of responsibility to his players and their parents to take care of them while they were in college and to ensure their success. Hall talks about his recruiting tactics as a college basketball coach and the differences between recruiting at Regis College versus University of Kentucky. He talks about how integration has changed athletics. Hall gives his opinion on requiring certain grades in order for high school athletes to be allowed to play. He talks about general discipline in schools and tells a humorous story about disciplining the students when he was a school bus driver. Hall names some of the great high school coaches from around Kentucky over the years. He talks about the tradition of basketball in Kentucky. He names some of the great high school basketball players in Kentucky.
Interview LC SubjectUniversity of Kentucky--Sports--History Cynthiana (Ky.) Basketball coaches--Kentucky Basketball players--Kentucky Basketball Basketball--Coaching Childhood African American basketball players African Americans--Sports United States--Race relations. Race discrimination. African Americans--Segregation African Americans--Social conditions. College students. Universities and colleges College athletes Basketball coaches Basketball players College environment College athletes--Recruiting College sports--Scouting
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Hall, Joe B. Interview by Maurice A. Clay. 27 Nov. 1991. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Hall, J.B. (1991, November 27). Interview by M. A. Clay. Kentucky Sports: Interscholastic Athletics Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Hall, Joe B., interview by Maurice A. Clay. November 27, 1991, Kentucky Sports: Interscholastic Athletics Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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