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Oral History


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Nom de l'objet : Oral History
Catégorie de l'objet : Built Environment artifact
Matériaux : Digital Video File
Numéro d'accession : 2019_12_01
Date de début de production : 2019-01-27
Date de fin de production : 2019-01-27
Description : 26 minutes and 51 seconds of colour digital video footage with audio. Recording is of Bruce Rainnie interviewing Hall of Famer Rick Playto for the Legends of the Hall television program on Eastlink TV. .mp4 file, 2 gb.
Commentaires : Legends of the Hall: Rick Playto00:00 - 03:15 - Introduction, Grew up on a farm, with goats not cows, Rick worked the farm, learned a lot about hard work through that and always hated to lose. He nailed a hoop on a walnut tree to shoot baskets.03:15 - 04:55 - Rick played a lot of football growing up but knew he was a tall guy. In grade 12 he realized football for university wasnt going to be an option but basketball was. He started getting letters from Tennessee for basketball but he went to St. Marys.04:55 - 06:25 - Rick says that he learned at a really young age if you really want anything you gotta work for it. He originally hated the east coast, he had is first donair. He says he couldnt decide whether he was going to go to St. Marys or Simon Fraser.06:25 - 08:00  - He decided at the last minute possible where to go to University, he decided to go to St. Marys because he could stay at home for an extra week at the end of summer. He says he has the best childhood and he owes everything to his parents. His first impression of Halifax and St. Marys was not great but he has no regrets.08:00 - Break: on screen: Rick was named Saint Marys Basketball MVP and Male Athlete of the Year in 1981.08:30 - 12:10 - 1978 Saint Marys Basketball team was inducted and he was on it, one of the most famous games, Rick says the Nova Scotia rivalry teams brought so much attention. The number of people was many overcapacity. There was no 3 point line back then. Rick talks about that game and how much of an experience it was. Talks about all the hard work that goes into it.12:10 - 13:50 - Rick talks about how he may not have been the best jumper or the best athlete but he was the hardest worker. He would tell the guys if its worth having its worth working for.' Rick talks about seeing his team members after 25 years and he says its like a time warp, nothing changes, theyre like brothers.  13:50 - 17:10 - He says there is no question that other than his parents, his former coach is the biggest influence on his life when it comes to basketball.17:10 -18:30  - Discipline is one of his key words he coaches with. He says his record for points is 149, it still ticks him off that he never got 150.18:30 Break- on screen: Rick was named ACAA Coach of the Year a remarkable 13 times. He was twice named AUS Coach of the Year.19:00 - 21:10 - Rick was a school teacher for almost 33 years and says he got his students ready for university. He says he pushes the academics on the players, he says he wanted the player's commitments to be family, school and then basketball.21:10 - 24:30 - When hes recruiting first he looks for kids who can play but then he wants good people. He wants guys that are willing to work but also a team player.24:30 - End - Someone asked Rick what the highlight of his coaching career and he said it hasnt happened yet and that winning a national champion would be that. Then thank yous & closing remarks.  
Fonctions : Broadcast on Eastlink TV on January 27th 2019
Établissement : Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame  Facebook-Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame  Twitter-Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame  YouTube-Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame
Ville de l'établissement : Halifax
Province de l'établissement : Nova Scotia

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