Monday, November 26, 2007

Al Neuharth interviews DHS Coach Burgess in 1954

Al Neuharth interviews DHS Coach Burgess for Radio Station KSOO after the 1954 Deadwood Bears won the heart stopping Class A State Basketball Championship. At this time, Al was publishing the SoDak Sports newspaper and trying his hand at sports casting on the radio. SoDak Sports went bankrupt and Al also gave up sports casting. Neuharth went on to build the most successful national newspaper the USA Today. Read Al Neuharth's story as a member of the South Dakota Hall of Fame .

Coach Glenn Burgess passed away a few years ago. He will be featured in a dhsclassmates posting in the near future. Glen and his wife Tiny attended the 50 Year Reunion for 1954 DHS Team and proudly held the State Trophy that is on display in the Lead/Deadwood High School at Lead.

The picture is a scan from the The Bear Log 1954.


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