American Football Database
L. W. Riess
File:LW Riess.jpg
Riess cropped from the 1909 Hampden–Sydney football team photo
Sport(s)Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1887-10-19)October 19, 1887
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedJanuary 4, 1946(1946-01-04) (aged 58)
Antwerp, Belgium
Alma materSwarthmore College
Head coaching record
Overall14–9–2 (football)
3–6 (basketball)
9–9 (baseball)

Lewis William Riess (October 19, 1887 – January 4, 1946) an American football, basketball, and baseball coach and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Hampden–Sydney College from 1908 to 1910 and at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (VPI)—now known as Virginia Tech—in 1911, compiling a career college football record of 14–9–2. Riess was also the head basketball coach at Hampden–Sydney from 1908 to 1912, amassing a record of 3–6, and the head baseball coach at Virginia Tech in 1912, tally a mark of 9–9. He died of a heart attack in 1946 in Belgium.

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Hampden–Sydney Tigers () (1908–1909)
1908 Hampden–Sydney 5–4
1909 Hampden–Sydney 3–4
Hampden–Sydney: 8–8
VPI (Independent) (1911)
1911 VPI 6–1–2
VPI: 6–1–2
Total: 14–9–2
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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