H. W. "Bill" Hargiss
New football coach
Offers resignation
OAC gridiron history
Believer in Omens
Has qualifications
Head of PE
Football team 1918
Sports teams
Sports teams

H. W. HARGISS NEW FOOTBALL COACH OREGON BEAVERSHargiss new football coach at OAC 1918
from the O.A.C. Barometer 30Sep1918




H. W. Hargiss, director of physical education and coach of athletics at Kansas State Normal College, Emporia, Kansas, has been chosen to succeed Joseph A. Pipal as football, basketball, and track coach at Oregon State Agricultural College.

The Kansas man was chosen from a field of almost 110 applicants, all well known gridiron tutors from all parts of the country. Ever since It became known that Pipal had practically resigned President Kerr and Professor Dubach, president of the Board of Control, had been besieged by friends of aspirants for the big lob.

Hargiss comes well recommended as an athlete and coach. He made his letter in football, basketball, track, and baseball for four consecutive years. He was regarded as the best fullback in Kansas and was all state basketball star for three years.

He has a coaching record that he may feel proud of. His coaching experience consists of one year at Emporia High School, three years at the College of Emporia, one year assistant in Kansas University, and four years head coach at Kansas Normal College.

During the four years Hargiss has been at Kansas Normal College his teams won the state championship in which 16 schools participated. Four football championships dangle from Hargiss' record. His basketball quintet annexed three championships. He won three consecutive track championships and his basketball team won three championships without much trouble.

Hargiss is not merely an athletic coach, but a man of education, of strong character and high ideals, pleasing personality, has an interest in his men is said always to have held the confidence of the men under him. He is a comparatively young man, being 35 years of age.

His application was accompanied by strong testimonials from all of the coaches and athletic directors of the Missouri Valley conference.  It might be that Hargiss was such a strong competitor that his fellow conches were real eager to slide him out of the conference. His record almost shows it.

Dr. Dubach, chairman of the Oregon Aggie Board of Control, is enthusiastic over Hargiss' selection.

"We carefully considered every angle of Mr. Hargiss' application," said Professor Dubach, "and his wonderful achievements at Kansas State Normal College, together with his high ideals and education, left no hesitancy in President Kerr's or the Board of Control's minds as to his fitness. He will make the Oregon Aggies a good man."