Robert Norman "Punk" Berryman (May 18, 1892 – May 18, 1966) was an American football player and coach. He played as a halfback at Pennsylvania State University and was selected as third-team All-American in 1915, his senior year. Berryman served as the head football coach at Gettysburg College in 1916 and at Lafayette College in 1917. He was subsequently an assistant football coach at the University of Iowa and Dickinson College. Berry served as the head basketball coach at Iowa State University during the 1919–20 season; his team finished the season with an overall record of 6–12, placing seventh in the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association with a conference mark of 2–10. In 1922 and 1923 Berryman was an assistant coach at Colgate University under fellow Penn State alumnus, Dick Harlow. In 1924, he coached the Frankford Yellow Jackets, newly enfranchised to the National Football League (NFL), to a record of 11–2–1, good enough for only a third-place finish. The following season, Berryman coached the Millville Football & Athletic Club. In 1926, he coached the Brooklyn Lions to a record of 3–8 in their only season with the NFL. Berryman was born on May 18, 1892. He attended the Northeast Manual Training School in Philadelphia. He died in May 1966.
Head coaching record
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- ^ "Iowa State Men's Basketball All-Time Results" (PDF). Iowa State Cyclones. p. 108. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
- ^ a b "Robert Berryman: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record". GenealogyBank.com. NewsBank. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
- ^ La Vie 1915. University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University. 1915. p. 72. Retrieved September 18, 2013.