Johnny OelkersTrack & Field, 1925-78
Warren Easton High School/Tulane University

Inducted: 1991

  • Tulane track and field star and later a member of the Green Wave coaching staff for over 30 years.
  • All-state and All-Southern gridder at Warren Easton as well as a shot-put and discus champion.
  • Served as the coach of the U.S. Track and Field Team in 1962 and helped coach the 1968 U.S. Olympic team in the Mexico City Summer Olympics.
  • Inducted into the Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame in 1978.
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