H. W. "Bill" Hargiss
Youth 1887
College 1905
Marion High 1909
C. of Emporia 1910
KU 1913
KSN 1914
OAC 1918
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KU 1928
Coronado 1941
Brklyn Dodgrs 1942
US Army 1945
Post War 1946
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Bill Hargiss - Charter Member of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, 1961

     Hargiss' picture hangs as a charter member in the Kansas Athletic Hall of Fame. Among the pictures hanging along with his in the Hall today are four Kansas boys he coached: John Kuck of Emporia State who held the world's shot put record; Jim Bausch of KU, all-American football player and world's record holder in decathlon; Glenn Cunningham of KU, who in his day held the world's record in the mile, and Arthur Schabinger of C of E, whom Hargiss considers one of the greatest quarterbacks ever produced in Kansas and an all-around athlete.


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Charter Inductee KSHOF 1961
Earned 16 college athletic letters at Kansas State Normal (Emporia State)

Played football, basketball, track, baseball, gymnastics, and boxing in college

One of first coaches to use forward pass, unbalanced line, and huddle
Head football and track and field coach at KU
Coached five world record holders in track
His 1926 football team at ESU was undefeated and allowed only 3 points
Three-sport standout at Beulah High School  
Hargiss, H. W.
(1887 - 1978)  
Inducted 1961  

Homer Woodson "Bill" Hargiss earned 16 collegiate athletic letters in four years at Kansas State Normal (Emporia State University), before becoming one of the most innovative coaches in college football history. He was one of the first coaches in the United States to use the forward pass, shift to an unbalanced line and use the T-formation and huddle while at College of Emporia. Hargiss was the head football coach at the University of Kansas for five years and the track and field coach for 10 years. He coached Oregon State and Kansas State Normal to four football and seven track championships and is perhaps the only man to coach five world record-holders - John Kuck, Glenn Cunningham, Jim Bausch, Clyde Coffman and Peter Mehringer. His 1926 football team at Kansas State Normal was unbeaten in seven games and allowed just three points the entire season. Hargiss participated in football, basketball, track and field, baseball, gymnastics and boxing at Kansas State Normal and was named captain five times. He was a three-sport standout at Beulah (KS) High School where he led the football team to an undefeated season. Inducted into the NAIA Track and Field Hall of Fame.