Oral Histories

Interview of James Thompson Prothro Jr.

UCLA and Oregon State University head football coach. 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:
Prothro, James Thompson Jr.
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:
James Thompson Prothro Jr. on his memories of J. D. Morgan: Morgan as a coaching colleague and friend; Contact while Prothro coached at Oregon State; First discussions of head football coaching job; Scheduling football games; Morgan’s unique qualifications as athletic director; Stature in conference and throughout the country; Influence in NCAA; Personality; Morgan’s personality; Illness and its impact on athletic department; Philosophy of success in intercollegiate athletics.