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Gayles Untitled-1
Langston University | 1930-1957
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“Zip” Gayles was an American football and basketball coach. He coached football briefly at Tennessess A&I and Arkansas A&M before moving onto a long career at Langston. he coached football and basketball at Langston, with two National Negro championships in each sport and guided his team to a streak of 51 consecutive wins. Gayles was a trailblazer for intergration as he tried to organize a game with Henry Iba’s Oklahoma A&M team before rejected by the A&M Board of Regents. Gayles was inducted into the Oklahoma Athletic Hall of Fame in 1974 and the NAIA Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 1986.

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Died 1986

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