Robert McNeish

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Robert McNeish
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1912-07-15)July 15, 1912
Died February 27, 1999(1999-02-27) (aged 86)
San Gabriel, California
Playing career
1931–1933 USC
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1934 San Bernardino JC
1935–1936 Pasadena JC
1937–1941 USC (backfield)
1942 St. Mary's Pre-Flight (assistant)
1945 USC (backfield)
1946–1947 Navy (backfield)
1948–1950 VPI
Head coaching record
Overall 1–25–3 (college)

Robert C. McNeish (July 15, 1912 – February 27, 1999) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University from 1948 to 1950, compiling a record of 1–25–3. The lone win came against Richmond in 1949. McNeish played college football as a halfback at the University of Southern California (USC) from 1931 to 1933. His teams, coached by Howard Jones, went 30–2–1 in those three seasons, winning national championships and consecutive Rose Bowls in 1931 and 1932. McNeish served as an assistant coach at USC and at the United States Naval Academy. He died on February 27, 1999 in San Gabriel, California.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
VPI Gobblers (Southern Conference) (1948–1950)
1948 VPI 0–8–1 0–6–1 15th
1949 VPI 1–7–2 1–5–1 15th
1950 VPI 0–10 0–8 17th
VPI: 1–25–3 1–19–2
Total: 1–25–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hirst, Kodi (March 4, 1999). "Former defensive half-back, assistant coach dies at 86". Daily Trojan. Retrieved October 21, 2011.