Coach Baugh served as an assistant coach to Murray Evans prior to becoming head coach in 1955. He led his team to a 23-28 record against major football powers. In 1958 the Cowboys won the Border Conference Championship and played in the Sun Bowl. Sam coached two national leading passeres, Ken Ford and Harold Stevens. Baugh left HSU in 1960 to become head coach of the New York Titans which later became the New York Jets.