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“When Dick Trachok sat down with Rhonda Lundin Bennett in the spring of 2013 to begin the process of producing this informative oral history, he had been closely associated with the athletics program at the University of Nevada, Reno for nearly 70 years. Over that span of years, he had been an outstanding two-sport athlete, head football coach, athletics director and an active emeritus member of the athletics department. His vivid recollections of those years provide the reader with an understanding of the history of the university’s athletics program as well as an appreciation of the many changes that have occurred in the world of intercollegiate athletics since the end of World War II.” — Richard O. Davies’ introduction in Dick Trachok: Memories of a Life in Sports

Trachok played his first year of football at the the University of Pittsburgh before heading into the service.  After his discharge, he started his career at the University of Nevada in 1946.

Trachok played his first year of football at the the University of Pittsburgh before heading into the service. After his discharge, he started his career at the University of Nevada in 1946.

This site is the digital manifestation of a traditional oral history produced by the Shared History Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. The full length interviews can be accessed at the UNR Shared History’s Archive. Please also visit the UNR Shared History Program’s page to discover other projects.