NATHAN W. DOUGHERTY

Nathan W. Dougherty





Nathan Dougherty, considered by many to be the founding father of UT Athletics. Nathan Dougherty, an associate professor of Civil Engineering, was named interim chairman of the University's Athletics Council in 1917 and held this "temporary" position for the next 39 years. During this time, he designed Shields-Watkins Field, helped create the Southeastern Conference, and hired a football coach whose own name would become synonymous with UT football - Robert Reese Neyland.
  • Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1967
  • Guard, 1906-09
  • All-Southern 1907-08
  • All-Time FWAA All-SEC
  • Hometown: Scott Co., Va.
  • Born: 1886
  • Died: May 18, 1977






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