September 25, 1987

Hugh (Duffy) Daugherty

September 25, 1987
MSU Football
Coach (1954 - 1972)
2x National Champion
College Football Hall of Fame
MSU Athletics Hall of Fame

Hugh “Duffy” Daugherty

Michigan State Football Coach (1954 – 1972)

Duffy Daugherty was born in Emeigh, Pennsylvania and attended Syracuse University where he played football for three years being named co-captain as a senior. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served four years in World War II. After his release in 1946, he started a football coaching career at Syracuse that would eventually take him to Michigan State, first as an assistant to Biggie Munn then to the head coaching position in 1954. Daugherty coached the Spartans for 19 seasons where his record was 109 – 69 – 5 with two Rose Bowl appearances. His teams won two conference championships, a share of two National Championships (1965, 1966) and produced 32 All-Americans. Duffy Daugherty was inducted into the Michigan State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1992, the College Football Hall of Fame in 1984 and was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1975. He passed away on September 25, 1987 at 72 years of age.