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Title UA37/5/4 E.A. Diddle Interview
Creator Diddle, Edgar Allen, 1895-1970
Description Bob Cochran interview of E.A. Diddle.
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Audiocassette
Date / /
Admin / Biog History Edgar Allen Diddle was born near Gradyville in Adair County, Kentucky on March 12, 1895 to John Haskins and Mary Elizabeth (Hughes) Diddle. He attended Centre College in Danville from 1915 to 1917, entered the U.S. Army, then returned to Centre for a time. After coaching briefly at the high school level, Diddle arrived at Western Kentucky in 1922. He was initially athletic director and coach of all sports. As the Hilltoppers' men's basketball coach from 1922 to 1964, he compiled a career record of 759 victories and 302 defeats and took his teams to ten OVC championships, eight National Invitational Tournaments and three National Collegiate Athletic Association tournaments. WKU's Diddle arena was dedicated November 7, 1963 in his honor. E.A. Diddle married his former women's basketball player Margaret Louise Monin in 1923. He died January 2, 1970. He was inducted into Western's newly created Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991, and into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 1992. [Encyclopedia of Kentucky]
Subjects Western Kentucky University
People Diddle, Edgar Allen, 1895-1970
Thompson, E. Kelly, 1909-1993
Garrett, Paul Loos, 1893-1955
Cherry, Henry Hardin, 1864-1937
Search Terms Centre College (Danville, KY)
Finding Aids TopScholar -
Related Publications Jenkins, William. The Man with the Red Towel. GV884.D53 M34x 2000
Related Materials MSS Montell, B91AF29 recording 31
UA1C - University Archives Photograph Collection
UA1C11/16 E.A. Diddle Photograph Collection
UA19 - Athletics Department Records
Catalog Number UA37.5.4
Physical Characteristics audiocassette
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Extent 2 audiocassettes
Recording Media Cassette Tape
Interviewer Cochran, Bob
Length of Interview 112 min.
Media Quantity 2
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions see individual folders and images for restrictions
Parent ID UA37.5
Level of Description Item