The 1965 relay team. Track began at the university in 1955, and it was the first sport integrated on campus. Robert Mallard, the African American student shown here, was the first African American athlete at MTSU
Relay racing; Track and field; African American athletes; College integration; College sports; Middle Tennessee State University
Coach Frank Faulkinberry came to MTSTC as a Latin professor and coach in 1926. He coached both the men’s and women’s athletic teams from 1926 until his death in 1933. He was inducted into the Blue Raider Hall of Fame in 1977. Faulkinberry Drive is...
Faulkinberry, Frank; Coaches (Athletics); College sports; Latin teachers; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College;