Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education

First Advisor

Dr. Francis Short


The purpose of this research was to describe in detail the history of the New York State Collegiate Track and Field Association. The sources of data used for analysis were the oral histories of 12 current and former (retired) coaches of the Association, meeting minutes and the constitution of the Association, as well as any available correspondence between athletic directors and coaches. There were 25 questions asked during the interviews conducted of the coaches ranging from philosophical problems to general administrative problems the Association may have encountered over the past 47 years. The researcher verified statements made by former and current coaches by cross-referencing statements made during interviews with those appearing in meeting minutes and other references made in interviews. This approach yielded an historical narrative that describes the New York State Collegiate Track and Field Association.