[Photograph 2012.201.B0416B.0102]

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Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "(As written by Mann) The hero of this story, as far as I'm concerned, is the young fellow who is the athletic director and head football coach at Oklahoma University. Bud Wilkinson is one of the youngest big-time coaches, and I guess I'm one of the oldest. I've coached more years than he has lived, yet I owe him a great deal. He saved my coaching life when he had the courage to call me out of retirement to coach his swimmers. His disrespect for old age and retirement ... continued below

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Creator: Unknown. January 15, 1957.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection and was provided by Oklahoma Historical Society to The Gateway to Oklahoma History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: [Photograph 2012.201.B0416B.0102]
  • Added Title: Matt Mann Ii, Head Swimming Coach, Oklahoma University

Description

Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "(As written by Mann) The hero of this story, as far as I'm concerned, is the young fellow who is the athletic director and head football coach at Oklahoma University. Bud Wilkinson is one of the youngest big-time coaches, and I guess I'm one of the oldest. I've coached more years than he has lived, yet I owe him a great deal. He saved my coaching life when he had the courage to call me out of retirement to coach his swimmers. His disrespect for old age and retirement laws have made me feel young and useful again. I'm back teaching kids to swim, which is what I'm sure God intended me to do."

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PublishDate: O-01-20-57

Credit: Daily Oklahoman

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  • "Matt Mann Ii, Head Swimming Coach, Oklahoma University", Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, January 20, 1957

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Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection

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  • January 15, 1957

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  • Nov. 18, 2014, 10:32 a.m.

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[Photograph 2012.201.B0416B.0102], photograph, January 15, 1957; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc414595/: accessed August 22, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.