W. M. Matthews

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W. M. Matthews
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born Harrisburg, Texas
Alma mater Mississippi A&M[1]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1895 Mississippi A&M
Head coaching record
Overall 0–2

W. M. Matthews was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Mississippi A&M (now known as Mississippi State University) for their inaugural football season in 1895.[2] During his one-season tenure, Matthews compiled an overall record of zero wins and two losses (0–2).[3] He is also credited with the selection of what became the official school colors, maroon and white, prior to the Aggies first game ever played at Union University.[4][5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Mississippi A&M Aggies (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1895)
1895 Mississippi A&M 0–2
Mississippi A&M: 0–2
Total: 0–2


  1. ^ Mississippi State Football 2014 Media Guide
  2. ^ "MSU Timeline" (PDF). p. 2. 
  3. ^ DeLassus, David. "W. M. Matthews Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ Barnwell, Marion (1997). A Place Called Mississippi: Collected Narratives. Jackson, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi. p. 241. ISBN 0-87805-964-4. Retrieved February 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ Galbraith, Joe; Nemeth, Mike, eds. (2006). 2006 Mississippi State Football Media Guide (PDF). Birmingham, Alabama: EBSCO Media. p. 126. Retrieved February 19, 2012.