Enoch “Baggie” Bagshaw
Enoch Bagshaw was born January 31, 1884 in Flint, Wales. The family migrated in 1892 to Seattle, Washington. Small, but tough, fiery and extremely competitive, Enoch excelled in football at Seattle’s Broadway High School and then earned five football letters at the University of Washington where he served as team captain his final season.
He came to Everett High School in 1909 as a teacher and head football coach. Aside from the 1918 season, when he was in the military, he coached at Everett High through 1920. Taking on all comers, he produced his first undefeated team in 1911 and for the remainder of his tenure lost but one game to another high school. His 1919 team tied with Scott High School of Toledo, Ohio in a game billed as the high school national championship contest. He culminated his Everett career with a 1920 team that claimed the national title outright after defeating East Technical High School of Cleveland, Ohio.
Appointed the University of Washington head football coach in 1921, he continued his winning ways. With several of his former Everett players as a nucleus, he took the Huskies to the Rose Bowl for the first time. Bagshaw left the University in 1929 and was the Washington State Supervisor of Transportation when he died on October 3, 1930. He is in the Everett High School Coaches Hall of Fame, the University of Washington Husky Hall of Fame, the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame, and a football field in Everett bears his name.