Oral Histories

Interview of Richard H. Perry

University of Southern California athletic director. Interviewed because of connection to J.D. Morgan, UCLA tennis coach and athletic director.
Subtitle:
Right Man at the Right Time: J. D. Morgan
Series:
Right Man at the Right Time: J.D. Morgan
Topic:
Sports
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Intercollegiate Athletics Staff
Interviewer:
Rose, David A.
Interviewee:
Perry, Richard H.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
This series documents the contribution of UCLA Athletics Coach J.D. Morgan through interviews with individuals who had worked with Morgan both inside and outside the UCLA community.
Abstract:
Richard H. Perry on his memories of J. D. Morgan: Initial professional contacts with Morgan; Areas of common interest between athletic programs at UCLA and USC; Cooperation between athletic directors; Personal compatibility between Morgan and Perry; Morgan as prototype of the “new” athletic director; Contribution to popularizing college basketball on television; Acumen in sports marketing and financial negotiation; Formula for conference Rose Bowl representative; Activities and status in conference; Relationship to faculty and athletic representatives; Morgan’s major contributions to NCAA; Divisional organization of NCAA; Concept of equivalency in apportioning grants-in-aid; Institutional self-regulation versus NCAA centralization; Morgan’s anticipation of problems in intercollegiate athletics.