Roy J. McLean

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Professor, 1918-1967


Strength Training Pioneer, Coach & Educator

Envisioned and Designed

  • Largest and best-equipped university weight training facility in the U.S.
  • Roy J. McLean Fellowship in Sport History to support the Todd-McLean Physical Culture Collection
  • Pioneered required weight training for Varsity athletes in wrestling and cross country, whom he coached during the 1920s and 1930s
  • Taught the first organized university-level weight training classes in the U.S.

Career Highlights

  • B.A., University of Texas, 1917
  • M.A., University of Texas, 1920
  • Instructor, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in Department of Physical Training for Men: 1918-1967
  • Professor Emeritus, 1968-1986