Hugh "Hughie" Carson was born in Scotland and immigrated to Canada in 1923.
Hugh joined the University of Saskatchewan in 1926 on a part time basis as soccer coach and athletic trainer. IN 1937, he joined the physical education department as a full-time teacher, coach and trainer.
During his 27 years at the U of S he took great pride in coaching soccer, fencing and boxing. He was known as a morale booster and a supportive figure in University of Saskatchewan athletics.
Upon his retirement in 1963, the physical education department commended him for his "intergrity, forthrightness, and quiet kindness."