Oral Histories

Interview of Dennis Storer

UCLA’s first head coach for the men’s soccer and the men’s rugby teams. 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:
Storer, Dennis
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:
Dennis Storer on his memories of J. D. Morgan: Job interview with Morgan; Upgrading soccer to NCAA level; Working atmosphere in UCLA athletic department; Morgan’s support of non-income-producing sports; Decision-making style; As orator; Strategies for dealing with Morgan as supervisor; Personal contact with and support from Morgan; Personal contact with Morgan; Morgan’s success; Design of Drake Stadium; Integrating rugby and soccer into overall program; Importance of success and winning to Morgan; Departmental budgeting; Morgan’s working relationship with Storer; Procedures and conduct in athletic department under Morgan.