Chapter 6: Making Pop Proud…Coach Riley and Jesse

Charles Riley and Jesse Owens, 1936 (Photo location: 102-28)
Charles Riley and Jesse Owens, 1936

Here are three pictures of Jesse and his beloved coach Charles “Pop” Riley.

Looking at these photos you can really see how their relationship transcended coach and athlete, and was more like a father and son relationship.

Riley inspired Jesse…Jesse inspired the world…and dedicated his life to  making Pop proud.

 

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Jesse Owens sitting with Coach Charles Riley on bleachers, 1934
Jesse Owens sitting with Coach Charles Riley on bleachers, 1934

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