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The founding president of TCOM, Dr. Coy came to TCOM in March 1972 as dean and chief administrative officer. He graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1938 and then served as a general practitioner in Jackson, Tenn., for the next 33 years. A past president of the American Osteopathic Association, Dr. Coy headed the college until it became a state-supported institution in September 1975. From 1975 until his retirement in 1983, he served as professor of osteopathic philosophy, principles, and practice.
Interviewed by C. Ray Stokes, Spring and Summer 1981.
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, "Coy, Marion E., D.O." (1981). Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine- Oral History Collection. 27.