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Robert Reese Jr. Neyland Edit Profile

football coach , army officer

Robert Reese Neyland, American football coach, army officer. Awarded Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Service Medal (United States), Order of British Empire; Chinese Order of Cloud and Banner. Served as captain and adjunct 1st Battalion, 1st Engineers, later instructor 1st C.E. School, Gondrecourt, France; Member American Military Engineers; Club: Army and Navy.

Background

Neyland, Robert Reese was born on February 17, 1892 in Greenville, Texas, United States. Son of Robert Reese and Pauline (Lewis) Neyland.

Education

Student Burleson College, Greenville, 1909-1910, Texas A. and M. College, 1910-1911. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1916. United States in Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1921.

Career

Second Lieutenant ’ Corps of Engineers, 1916. First Lieutenant, 1916. Captain, 1917. Instructor, Engineering School, First Corps, Gondrecourt, France, 1917, First Army Engnrng! School, Langres, France, 1917-1918- Major (temporary), Corps of Engineers, 1918.

At El Paso, Texas, commanding Eighth Engineers mounted, 1918-1920. Captain, Corps of Engineers, 1919-1920. Assistant Adjutant West Point, New York, 1921.

Major, Corps of Engineers, 1921-1922. Captain, Corps of Engineers, 1922-1926. Assistant Prof, of Military Science and Tactics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1925.

Professor, 1928-1923o! Major, Corps of Engineers, 1926-1930. Head Coach of Football, University of Tennessee, since 1926.

Membership

Served as captain and adjunct 1st Battalion, 1st Engineers, later instructor 1st C.E. School, Gondrecourt, France. Member American Military Engineers. Club: Army and Navy.

Connections

Married Ada Fitch, July 16, 1923. Children: Robert Reese, Lewis Fitch.

father:
Robert Reese Neyland

mother:
Pauline (Lewis) Neyland

spouse:
Ada Fitch

children:
Robert Reese Neyland

Lewis Fitch Neyland