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Walter Davis (2024)

Behind the Glory

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-04-04

Duration: 00:12:59

Subjects: Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame | College sports | TRACK AND FIELD | OLYMPICS

Contributors:

  • Rollins, Lyn Host
  • Davis, Walter Interviewee
  • Winfrey, Kenneth Interviewee
  • Henry, Pat Interviewee
  • Brazell, Bennie Interviewee

Description

This episode of the series “Behind the Glory” from April 4, 2024, features Lyn Rollins’ interview with Walter Davis, a 2023 inductee into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Davis, a native of Leonville, Louisiana, won six NCAA national championships at LSU from 2001-2002, won world championships in indoor and outdoor track, and competed in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. He discusses: basketball as his first love; his move to track and field in high school; his decision to attend LSU; his events, the triple jump and long jump; his memories of winning the world indoor championship in 2006; making the Olympic team; and the influence of his parents. This episode also includes a profile of Davis’ career, including interviews with: Kenneth Winfrey, the former Beau Chene High School track and field coach; Pat Henry, the LSU track and field head coach from 1988-2004; and Bennie Brazell, LSU sprinter from 2002-2005.