Bob Neyland, a native of Greenville, excelled as an athlete, engineer, army general, and football coach. While attending West Point, he was the starting end on Army's 1914 National Championship team. He was an outstanding pitcher in baseball and was also the cadet heavyweight boxing champion for three years. He was the head football coach at Tennessee from 1926-1952 with two interruptions for military service. Neyland won the 1951 National Championship and had a career record at Tennessee of 173-31-12. His 1939 team didn't allow a point in the regular season. Amazingly, Neyland's defenses tallied shutouts in 112 of the 216 games that he coached. Nine of his 21 teams played the regular season without a defeat, and in one stretch the Volunteers lost only once in 62 games. His innovations include the early use of film and communicating with coaches in the press box with a telephone wire. After he retired from coaching he served as the University's athletic director untile his death in 1962. On October 20, 1962, the University of Tennessee's football stadium in Knoxville was renamed in his honor. Neyland was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.