E. A. Smyth

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E. A. Smyth
Biographical details
Born(1863-10-26)October 26, 1863
Summerton, South Carolina
DiedAugust 19, 1941(1941-08-19) (aged 77)
near Salem, Virginia
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Head coaching record

Ellison Adger Smyth Jr. (October 26, 1863 – August 19, 1941)[1][2] was college football coach and professor. He was the creator and first head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies football program. He coached the team in the 1892 and 1893 college football seasons. In addition to his athletic career, he was professor and founding head of the biology department (1891–1925) and the first Dean of the Faculty (1902–1906) at Virginia Tech. Smyth Hall, home of the Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Science at Virginia Tech, is named in his honor.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
VAMC (Independent) (1892–1893)
1892 VAMC 1–1
1893 VAMC 0–2
VAMC: 1–3
Total: 1–3


  1. ^ Tyler, L.G. (1908). Men of Mark in Virginia: Ideals of American Life; a Collection of Biographies of the Leading Men in the State. 4. Men of Mark Publishing Company. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  2. ^ DR. E. A. SMYTH JR., RETIRED EDUCATOR, 77 - Ex-Dean and Biology Professor at Virginia Polytechnic- Obituary - NYTimes.com
  3. ^ http://www.vt.edu/about/buildings/smyth-hall.html