W. W. Hughes

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This article is about the American football coach. For the founder of University of Adelaide, see Walter Watson Hughes.
W. W. Hughes
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Florida State
Biographical details
Alma mater Vanderbilt University
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1902–03 Florida State
Head coaching record
Overall 5–3–1

W. W. Hughes is a former head coach of the Florida State college football program from 1902–03. 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 former 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 Coaches# AP°
1902 Florida State College 2–1–0
1903 Florida State College 3–2–1
Total: 5–3–1
Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, BCS, or CFP / New Years' Six bowl.
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.


  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) 

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