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Robert Reese Neyland
Birth: Feb. 17, 1892
Greenville
Hunt County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 28, 1962
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA

US Army Brigadier General, College Football Coach. He graduated from West Point in 1916 and after serving as an officer in the Engineer Corps in World War I, he was an aide to General Douglas MacArthur at the US Military Academy. After his enlistment, he was appointed Professor of Military Science at the University of Tennessee in 1926. He was named head football coach and coached the team for nine years before the Army called him to active duty in World War II. He served in the China-Burma-India Theater, supervising the transportation of materiel and retired from military service in 1946, as a Brigadier General. He returned the University of Tennessee as head coach and until 1954, led the team to 4 National Championships, 7 SEC Championships with a record of 173 wins, 31 loss and 12 tied. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1956 and served as athletic director at the university until his death. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Ada Fitch Neyland (1897 - 1976)*
 
 Children:
  Lewis Fitch Neyland (1933 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Knoxville National Cemetery
Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: x 16 A
 
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Originally Created by: grave hunter
Record added: Jul 13, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11350046
Robert Reese Neyland
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Robert Reese Neyland
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Go Vols!
- Stephen B. Sims
 Added: Aug. 31, 2014
Thank you Sir for your service.
- Leo York
 Added: Aug. 30, 2014
the best football coach in history
- vern
 Added: Aug. 29, 2014
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