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Oral history interview with Robert DeMoss, 2007 Nov. 14

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TitleOral history interview with Robert DeMoss, 2007 Nov. 14
IntervieweeDeMoss, Bob
InterviewerMarkee, Katherine
Purdue ID NumberPOH0708022(DeMoss)
Date RecordedNovember 14, 2007
Abstract of InterviewRobert DeMoss was born in Dayton, Kentucky and graduated from Purdue in 1950. He played high school at Dayton and was recruited to play football at Purdue and became a starting quarterback his freshman year. He served as Assistant Coach at Purdue from 1950 to 1969 and Head Coach 1970-1975. DeMoss discusses Purdues win over Indiana University in 1972 at the annual Oaken Bucket game. He talks about recruiting, challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of the position during his period as Head Football Coach. DeMoss comments on people who starred as quarterbacks or team players such as Mike Phipps, Dale Samuels, Bob Griese, Otis Armstrong, Leroy Keys. After stepping down as Head Coach, he continued in the Intercollegiate Athletics Department as Assistant Athletic Director. He talks about Purdue and College Bowls and the increase in the number of post season games. Among his honors and awards are Coach of the week 1970 and La Rosas Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. Quote: I am a people person and Purdue is a people university.
SubjectsDeMoss, Bob--Interviews
Purdue University--Sports
Purdue University--Football
Purdue Boilermakers (Football team)
Coaches (Athletics)
Purdue University--Administration
Genre (AAT)interviews
oral history (document genres)
video recordings
Media Typevideo
Original Formatvideo/DVD
Duration43 min.
CollectionPurdue University Oral History Program Collection
RepositoryPurdue University Libraries, Karnes Archives and Special Collections
RightsCopyright Purdue University. All rights reserved.
URI ark:/34231/c6n015mw
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