L. W. Riess

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L. W. Riess
LW Riess.jpg
Riess cropped from the 1909 Hampden–Sydney football team photo
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1887-10-19)October 19, 1887
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died January 5, 1946(1946-01-05) (aged 58)
Antwerp, Belgium
Alma mater Swarthmore College
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1908–1909 Hampden–Sydney
1911 VPI
1908–1912 Hampden–Sydney
1912 VPI
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1910 VPI
Head coaching record
Overall 14–9–2 (football)
3–6 (basketball)
9–9 (baseball)

Lewis William "Lew" Riess (October 19, 1887 – January 5, 1946) an American football and baseball coach. He served as the head football coach at Hampden–Sydney College from 1908 to 1910 and at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (VPI)—now known as Virginia Tech—in 1911, compiling a career college football record of 14–9–2. Riess was also the head basketball coach at Hampden–Sydney from 1908 to 1912, amassing a record of 3–6, and the head baseball coach at Virginia Tech in 1912, tally a mark of 9–9. He died of a heart attack in 1946 in Belgium.

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Hampden–Sydney Tigers () (1908–1909)
1908 Hampden–Sydney 5–4
1909 Hampden–Sydney 3–4
Hampden–Sydney: 8–8
VPI (South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1911)
1911 VPI 6–1–2 2–0–2
VPI: 6–1–2 2–0–2
Total: 14–9–2


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