W. M. Matthews
Biographical details
BornHarrisburg, Texas
Alma materMississippi A&M[1]
Head coaching record

W. M. Matthews was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Mississippi A&M (now known as Mississippi State University) for their inaugural football season in 1895.[2] During his one-season tenure, Matthews compiled an overall record of zero wins and two losses (0–2).[3] He is also credited with the selection of what became the official school colors, maroon and white, prior to the Aggies first game ever played at Union University.[4][5]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Mississippi A&M Aggies (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1895)
1895 Mississippi A&M 0–2
Mississippi A&M: 0–2
Total: 0–2
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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