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Wyatt, Joe

Wyatt, Joe

Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Interview 214a: In this interview with Patsy Colbert, former Diboll football coach and teacher Joe Wyatt reminisces about his 10 years at Diboll High School.  Coach Wyatt managed the football program during the final years of racial integration.  He discusses his interactions with his players, white and black, and any problems that might have been caused by racial tensions.  Coach Wyatt reminisces about Superintendents Pate and Foster as well as Principals Ramsey and Massey.  He discusses his fellow coaches Eberlan, Porter, Spencer, and McGilvra, working with the school board, upgrading the athletic facilities and equipment, building a new gymnasium, and making the playoffs.  Coach Wyatt believed athletic success helped the entire district gain pride and recognition and is proud of the success he helped foster in Diboll.