The Southwest Collection/Special Collection Library’s Sports History Initiative aims to collect, preserve, and make available athletic history. Oral histories are an important component in the archives efforts to document sports. The individuals interviewed as part of this series provide information on the role athletics plays on and off the fields.

Recent Submissions

  • Marsha Sharp oral history interview 

    Sanchez, Daniel; Sharp, Marsha (2015-06-01)
    This interview features former Texas Tech women’s basketball coach, Marsha Sharp. Sharp discusses her early involvement in athletics and how this shaped her future career. She talks about her coaching at the high school ...
  • Gerald "Corky" Oglesby oral history interview 

    Sanchez, Daniel; Oglesby, Gerald "Corky" (2016-02-01)
    This oral history interview features former Texas Tech University track and field coach Gerald “Corky” Oglesby. Oglesby talks about his career in basketball recruiting at Oklahoma Baptist and then at Texas Tech. Oglesby ...
  • Amanda Banks oral history interview 

    Sanchez, Daniel; Banks, Amanda (2016-02-18)
    This interview features former Texas Tech track athlete, Amanda Banks. Banks talks about her involvement in high school sports in El Paso, attending Texas Tech where she participated in track and majored in sociology, and ...
  • Rodney Allison oral history interview 

    Sanchez, Daniel; Allison, Rodney (2016-01-07)
    This interview features Double T Varsity Club director and former Texas Tech quarterback Rodney Allison. Allison discusses growing up in Odessa, playing quarterback at Texas Tech, and his coaching career at various schools. ...
  • Chastity Grider oral history interview 

    Sanchez, Daniel; Grider, Chastity (2014-04-17)
    This interview features Chasity Grider, who discusses her life and concentrates in her collegiate career at Baylor University. In particular Grider discussed her personal experiences with Robert Griffin III & Brittney Griner.
  • Jim Raugh oral history interview 

    Iber, George; Monroe, Monte; Raugh, Jim (2013-05-14)
    Former pro-baseball player Jim Raugh speaks about his early life, his schooling, his time in Major League Baseball, and his immediate family.
  • Larry Hays oral history interview 

    Sanchez, Daniel; Hays, Larry (2015-03-16)
    This interview features Larry Hays, who discusses his early life and his experiences as a basketball and baseball player and college baseball coach.
  • Jesus Arenas oral history interview 

    Sanchez, Daniel; Arenas, Jesus (2012-07-30)
    This interview features Jesus Arenas talking about his experiences playing and becoming a basketball coach in the Lubbock area.
  • Tracy Archuleta oral history interview 

    Sanchez, Daniel U.; Archuleta, Tracy (2015-02-09)