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Oral History


In this recording, Vincent J. Dooley is interviewed by Ruby Staten and Kern Jackson about the history of Blakeley Bluff. Coach Dooley describes his experiences growing up in Mobile, Alabama, attending the University of South Alabama, and going on to coach football and serve as the athletic director at the University of Georgia for a total of 40 years. In visiting relatives living near the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, he periodically experienced life on an island in the delta without electricity or running water. He describes his interest in gardening, and his involvement in the Civil War Trust preserving the history of Civil War battlegrounds.

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