31. December 2009 · Comments Off on Red Simmons interview (video) · Categories: Archive 2009

I posted several segments of my interview with former EMU track start and Michigan women’s track coach Ken ‘Red’ Simmons on YouTube.  Simmons turns 100 in just a few days.  In this segment he explains how he came to interview Fritz Crisler after retiring from his service at the Detroit Police Department in 1959:

Here are links to the rest of the videos:

Part 1: On his friend, track legend Jesse Owens 
Part 2: Police Department
Part 3: Hired by Fritz Crisler
Part 4: Working out at Crisler Arena
Part 5:  More Workout at Crisler

More from the interview here in this previous post, including discussing his attendance at the first game at Michigan Stadium and how he ended up at Michigan Normal (EMU) instead of Michigan.

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