Football History at VSU
Call Number: UA 16/2/1
Size: 4 folders and 1 box
Scope and Content:
The VSC/VSU Football program began in 1982, and its first coach was Jim Goodman. Other coaches include Mike Cavan, Hal Mumme, and Mike Kelly. The first athlete from the VSC football team to play professional football was Jesse Tuggle. The team is division two of the Gulf South Conference. President Hugh Bailey brought Football to VSC early in his tenure, and has been very active in supporting it.
The Football Collection includes one box of programs from 1982-1987, featuring the teams, the games, and news and highlights from the season. Schedules from various seasons (scattered), announcements, and publications of the Athletic Department for the Football program make up one folder. The Bailey’s hosted football parties at their home during the early years of the program, and a folder of invitations and information documents their efforts. Football camp information and newsclippings covering the team complete the collection.
Football—VSC Mumme, Hal Bailey, Hugh Tuggle, Jesse
Football—VSU Cavan, Mike Bailey, Joan
Goodman, Jim Kelly, Mike Athletics Department
Related Collections: Information about the founding of the team can be found in the Hugh Bailey Papers and the Joan Bailey collection. Faculty reaction to the founding of the football program can be found in the AAUP papers (UA 23/1).
Folder 1. Football Schedules and Miscellaneous Publications
Folder 2. Bailey Football Party
Folder 3. Football Camp
Folder 4. Clippings
Box 2. Programs
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