Interview with Terry Vandrovec, Sioux Falls Argus Leader Sports Writer

Before traveling to Sioux Falls for Jack Theeler’s Induction into the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame last Saturday night, I communicated to Terry I would be in town for the weekend. He graciously suggested that we meet for a podcast interview. We did so Sunday morning at Queen City Bakery near downtown Sioux Falls.

Terry Vandrovec, Sioux Falls Argus Leader Sports Writer

Terry Vandrovec, Sioux Falls Argus Leader Sports Writer

I wasn’t sure what he would be asking me. It turns out he wanted to know about the process of writing the biography of my father. I think it was a good angle and I really enjoyed the interview. It was an opportunity for me to reflect and to express why I chose this subject and what it meant to me personally.

Terry covers athletics for SDSU and does a fine job doing so. Can you believe I have a South Dakota State University bunny logo on my website?

South Dakota State University Jackrabbits

South Dakota State University Jackrabbits

I now have three friends from Brookings!

In all seriousness, Dad had a lot of friends and colleagues up in Brookings. Several of the students he taught in his 14 year high school coaching career in 6 different communities attended SDSU as students and some competed in sports for the Jacks. Don Bartlett, who played for Dad at Centerville High School in the 40’s, was a great athlete at SDSU.

Dad also had a very good relationship with former SDSU basketball coach Jim Iverson as USD and SDSU had an intense rivalry on the hard court in the 1950’s and 60’s. I saw Jim Iverson at the SD Sports Hall of Fame induction Saturday night and I wished I had my tape recorder with me. He gave me a couple of more tidbits for the book. I really like and admire Jim Iverson.

Read my blog of the interview and listen to the podcast interview courtesy of Terry Vandrovec by clicking on the link below:

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