W. W. Hughes

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W. W. Hughes
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Alma mater Vanderbilt University
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1902–1903 Florida State College
Head coaching record
Overall 5–3–1

W. W. Hughes was an American football player and coach former head coach of the Florida State college football program from 1902 to 1903. He was the first person to coach a collegiate football at Florida State University, then known as Florida State College. Over two years, Hughes compiled a record of 5–3–1.

Hughes was a player for Vanderbilt University, and was a Latin professor at Florida State College. Upon his arrival at the college, he volunteered to coach the school's first football team.[1] He was succeeded in 1904 by Jack Forsythe.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Florida State College (Independent) (1902–1903)
1902 Florida State College 2–1
1903 Florida State College 3–2–1
Florida State College: 5–3–1
Total: 5–3–1


  1. ^ [1]
  • Ric A. Kabat, "Before the Seminoles: Football at Florida State College, 1902-1904", The Florida Historical Quarterly, Vol. 70, No. 1 (Jul., 1991), pp. 20-37, The Florida Historical Society