Punk Berryman

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Punk Berryman
Punk Berryman.png
Berryman pictured in La Vie 1915, Penn State yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1892-05-18)May 18, 1892
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died May 18, 1966(1966-05-18) (aged 74)
Brasilia, Brazil
Alma mater Penn State
Playing career
1911–1915 Penn State
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1916 Gettysburg
1917 Lafayette
1922–1923 Colgate (assistant)
1924 Frankford Yellow Jackets
1925 Millville Football & Athletic Club
1926 Brooklyn Lions
1919–1920 Iowa State
Head coaching record
Overall 8–9 (college football)
14–10–1 (NFL)
6–12 (college basketball)

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[1] Berryman was born on May 18, 1892.[3] He attended the Northeast Manual Training School in Philadelphia.[4] He died in May 1966.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

College football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Gettysburg Bullets () (1916)
1916 Gettysburg 5–4
Gettysburg: 5–4
Lafayette Leopards (Independent) (1917)
1917 Lafayette 3–5
Lafayette: 3–5
Total: 8–9

College basketball[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Iowa State Cyclones (Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1919–1920)
1919–20 Iowa State 6–12 2–10 7th
Iowa State: 6–12 2–10
Total: 6–12


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