The Alger Pugh Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of George Washington High School Football Coach, Mr. Alger Pugh. The scholarship is given each year to deserving G.W. High School athletes. Alger Pugh coached football from 1964 until his retirement in 1982, the same year he led his team to win the State Championship game. He died of a heart attack in January 1984. He played football at Virginia Tech where he led the Hokies in rushing one year, was a ferocious tackler on defense, was an all-conference halfback and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Unfortunately, a bum knee kept him from the National Football League, so he opted for a career teaching and coaching.