Dan McGugin earned an induction into the College Football Hall of Fame almost solely on his outstanding coaching career at Vanderbilt.
McGugin lost more than one game just once in his first nine seasons coaching the Commodores, beginning in 1904. His teams won eight Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships and two Southern Conference championships. McGugin won his first three games by at least 60 points, the only coach in NCAA history to accomplish that feat. Vandy outscored its opponents 452-4 and finished 9-0 that season (1904).
Overall, McGugin coached Vanderbilt to a record of 197-55-19.
He took 1918 off from coaching to work in the mining business. He also played college football at the University of Michigan.