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

Hargiss' AthletesBill Hargiss circa 1971



J. Arthur "Shorty" Hoch (1978):

"I was one of those who had the privilege of playing under Coach Hargiss. In fact, he was my coach all of my years in college, 1924-27.  Coach Hargiss was not only a great football and track coach but, along with his coaching, he tried to instill in his players those values that would develop character and make them worthy citizens.  He was known nationally as a coach and also as a speaker. He had that rare ability of being able to remember names and could call hundreds of people by name. His invigorating spirit and charisma made it a joy to be around him.

I feel that my life has been greatly enriched by the opportunity I had to walk a distance with him. 

Someone has written:
    When the Great Scorer comes to Write beside your name,
    He won't write whether you won or lost,
    But how you played the game.

Bill Hargiss played the game right and tried to teach others to do the same."

Here is testimony from former athletes:

George "Speed" Atkeson, Football All-Conference

Ted Bailey

Jim Bausch, Olympic Gold Medalist

Earl Bevan

Frank Boyd, Publisher

Fred Brandner

Tom Butcher, M.D.

Ellis Christensen

Clyde Coffman, Olympics and AAU champion

Ralph Colegrove

Jim Cordell

Frank Cramer

Glenn Cunningham, World record holder

Elwyn Dees, NCAA champion

Bob Dole, US Senator from Kansas

Dana Durand

Fen Durand

Lawrence Ely

Milo Farneti

Theno Graves

Brutus Hamilton  track coach

Menzo Hainline, All conference football

Fank Harris

Alfred G. Hill

Howard Hobson, Publisher

Harold Hunt

Gene Kemper, Editor and Publisher

Ozzie Kristen

John Kuck, Olympic Gold Medalist

Zonie Kvaternik

Roland "Kickapoo" Logan

Red Markley, Kansas and Rocky Mountain Conference football official

Shorty Meairs

Marion Miller, Director, Olympic Committee

F C Neal

Carmen Newland

Eugene Niswenger

Thomas Portwood, Supt. of Schools, San Antonio

Elmer Schaake All conference football

Arthur Schabinger Hall of Fame Coach

Dale Shannon, District Court Judge

Carnie Smith, NAIA Coach of the year 1961

Nelson Sorem

Oscar Stauffer, Publisher Topeka

Harry Van Petten

Hugo Wedell, Kansas Supreme Court Justice

Fran Welch, Hall of Fame Coach

Elijah Williams