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Name: Waples, David L. (1941-)

Historical Note: David L. Waples was born in Columbus, Ohio, and grew up on a farm outside the city. He received his Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and History from West Liberty State College (now West Liberty University) in Wheeling, West Virginia, in 1963; a Master's degree in Health and Physical Education from Temple University in 1964; and a Doctorate degree. from West Virginia University in 1971. Dr. Waples worked at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama (1971-1972) and coached baseball and cross country at Valdosta State College (now Valdosta State University) from  1972 to 1983. He served as the Commissioner for the now defunct Gulf Star Conference, which included parts of Louisiana and Texas, from 1983 to 1987. In 1987 Dr. Waples joined Kennesaw College as the school's second Athletic Director, replacing James L. (Spec) Landrum. He retired in 2010, returning to write a history of the Athletics Department.
Sources: KSU/45/05/001, Kennesaw State University Oral history project, Kennesaw State University Oral history series, Item 106: Interview with David L. Waples
Note Author: Anne M. Graham

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