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. He was succeeded in 1904 by Jack Forsythe.