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
Linemen Pulling
Forward Pass
Football Shoe
Offensive Huddle
Defensive Huddle
1926 ESU Football
Kansas Illustriana
MO Valley AAU
NAIA Hall Fame
Honor Due Hargiss
Coaching clinic honor
Kansas Hall Fame
KU Hall Fame
Recognition Banquet
Hargiss' Athletes
ESU Disting. Alum
Kansas Relays
KU Celebrity Classic
Hargiss Scholarship
ESU Hall Honor
ESU Cent. Team
Football Record

Bill Hargiss in the US Army, 1945Bill Hargiss in US Army 1945

Note by Genevieve Hargiss:

     In 1943 he sold his house in Lawrence and moved his family to Kansas City. At the time of the move, however, he was already working in his new job. It seems that his wife, son, and younger daughter did most of the work of moving. Bill was Director of Recreation and Welfare at Pratt and Whitney, a defense plant where aircraft engines were made for the armed forces. As it was wartime, he had been granted a leave of absence from KU.
     His work in Kansas City was part of the national effort. His goal of participating more directly was realized early in 1945. The Army Special Services sent him to Rome to be an athletic consultant and director of training in the Central Sports School for the Mediterranean theater of operations. Later in the same year (November) he was transferred to Hawaii to do the same kind of work in the Pacific Sports School.

Recommendation to US Navy

Letter of Recommendation

Central Sports School

Registering for Rome

Camp Patrick Henry

History US Army Rest Center

Hargiss Direction

From Rome

Vatican visit

Appreciation letter

Bob Dole Letter Excerpt