John Neff (American football)

John Neff (American football)

John Neff
Neff pictured in Garnet and Black 1912, South Carolina yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1887-09-12)September 12, 1887
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Died November 8, 1938(1938-11-08) (aged 51)
University, Virginia
Alma mater University of Virginia (1908)[1]
Playing career
1906–1908 Virginia
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
South Carolina
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1910–1911 South Carolina
Head coaching record
Overall 12–9–2
College Football Data Warehouse

John Henry Neff, Jr. (September 12, 1887 – November 8, 1938) was an American football player, coach, college athletics administrator, and doctor. In 1909, he served as the head football coach at the University of Virginia, where he compiled a 7–1 record, where his team outscored opponents 155–11. From 1910 to 1911, he coached at the University of South Carolina, where he compiled a 5–8–2 record. His overall record as a college football coach stands at 12–9–2. Neff was also the athletic director at South Carolina from 1910 to 1911.

While attending the University of Virginia, Neff captained the 1907 football team.[2] After obtaining his M.D. in 1910, Neff worked at the University of Virginia Hospital first as an intern and surgeon and then later as professor of urology.[3] He was also a member of the Southern Surgical Association, for which he served as vice president from 1934 until his death in 1938.[4]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Virginia Cavaliers (South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1909)
1909 Virginia 7–1 2–0
Virginia: 7–1 2–0
South Carolina Gamecocks (Independent) (1910–1911)
1910 South Carolina 4–4
1911 South Carolina 1–4–2
South Carolina: 12–9–2


  1. ^ "Virginia Football: All-Time Coaching Records - VIRGINIASPORTS.COM - The University of Virginia Official Athletic Site". Retrieved 2014-10-13. 
  2. ^ University of Virginia (1907). Record (v. 1-4). University of Virginia. ISSN 0746-5149. Retrieved 2014-10-13. 
  3. ^ Wayland, J.W. (2009). Men of Mark and Representative Citizens of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia: Portraits and Biographies of Men and Women. Genealogical Publishing Company. p. 278. ISBN . Retrieved 2014-10-13. 
  4. ^ Southern Surgical Association (U.S.) (1939). Transactions of the Southern Surgical Association 51. The Association. ISSN 0891-3633. Retrieved 2014-10-13. 

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