Temple, one of the great HBCU living legends
By Donal Ware
During a time when Tennessee State athletics was a powerhouse in the late ‘50’s and early ‘60’s when the men’s basketball team led by John McLendon won three-straight national championships and the legendary John Merritt began his legendary coaching career at TSU, Temple also excelled with much less. He credits then TSU president Dr. Walter S. Davis for not only the successes of his track and field program, but athletics as a whole.
“He was the man,” said Temple. “He brought [Johnny] McLendon in. He brought Coach Merritt in. It was him that gave us an opportunity in women’s track.”
It was heard first on Boxtorow the top six greatest moments in Temple’s illustrious career.
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