H. W. "Bill" Hargiss
Youth 1887
College 1905
Marion High 1909
C. of Emporia 1910
KU 1913
KSN 1914
OAC 1918
KSN 1920
KU 1928
Coronado 1941
Brklyn Dodgrs 1942
US Army 1945
Post War 1946
KS A. C. 1952
US Air Force 1960
Retirement 1962
Last Game 1978
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1926 ESU Football
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Bill Hargiss at The College of Emporia, 1910
Emporia, KS

Hargiss became coach at the College of Emporia (C. of E.) in Kansas, a Presbyterian school, that was the avowed enemy of the Normal in their classic football game on Thanksgiving Day.  No matter who else they beat or did not beat, the ambition of the Normal was to "whip the Preachers", and C. of E. felt the same way about the Normal.  The greatest achievements of his teams were the two defeats administered to the Normals with one loss only.

His star player at the C. of E. was Arthur Schabinger, who could "throw strikes" with a football and became Hargiss' assistant when Hargiss was invited to become head coach at the Normal in 1914.

The College of Emporia closed end of 1973.

Football record:

date   wins losses ties    
1910   5 3 1   First winning football season for C of E; First use forward pass
1911   5 2 0   Arthur Schabinger named captain to All-Kansas team (highest honor in Kansas football)
1912   7 1 0   Second place in conference

More articles:

Blues lose first game    Topeka Daily Capital article 01Oct1911

Presbies invent new pass (in '10)   sources referenced Apr1954

Football seasons 1910-12  source unknown

I threw it like this     article by E. T. Lowther of The Gazette

Two old warhorses   Hargiss and Schabinger in the office of the Emporia Gazette Sports Ed.

College drubbed Indians  article describing the last game of the 1912 season against the Haskell Indians, Emporia Gazette, 23Nov1912

Use of the forward pass:

The forward pass in modern football was definitively used by Bill Hargiss at the College of Emporia in 1910 with Arthur A. Schabinger as the quarterback.  For more information on this please see:

First use forward pass  documentation here