Mumby, Hugh (1926-2021)

Mumby, Hugh (1926-2021)

Date Updated



Human Performance/Physical Education

Academic Rank


Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

University of California, 1953 MA

University of California, 1949 AB

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University (Teacher/Coach), 1952-1986

University of California, Berkeley (Teacher/Coach), 1949-1951

Administrative and Professional Experience

Mumby Enterprises‑‑minor construction.

Selected Publications

"Kinesthetic Acuity and Balance‑‑Related to Wrestling Ability," Research Quarterly, 1953.

Personal Commentary

Married, June 1950.


Son - graduate U.C. Davis, Ph.D., U.C. Riverside, Research Scientist Biochemistry, University of Texas, Southwest Medical Center, Dallas, TX;

Oldest daughter - UC graduate, wife to A.I.A. Architect, San Jose;,

Youngest daughter - SJSU graduate, Math and PE teacher, Windsor Middle School, Windsor, CA.

I grew up 15 years in India as son of E. W. (Ted) Mumby, Methodist Missionary stationed at Lucknow Christian College, Lucknow, India 20 years. He was a teacher/coach at SJSU for 6 years prior to his retirement and my arrival.

Some of my duties at SJSU, among others, included coaching gymnastics (3 years), tennis (4 years), wrestling (19 years), kinesiology, supervision of the activity program and scheduling.

Date Completed: 10/96

Adapted from: Biographies of Retired Faculty San Jose State University 1997: A Project of the Emeritus Faculty Association of San Jose State University. San Jose, CA: The University, 1997.


Mumby, Hugh (1926-2021)