Born October 3, 1935 in Juneau, Wisconsin
Graduate of Juneau High School University of Wisconsin-Platteville M.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Coached football at:
New Lisbon 1957-59,
North Fond du Lac 1959-74, and
His record was 101 Wins, 63 Losses, 7 Ties, and six conference championships and two undefeated seasons.
Neil graduated from Juneau High School in 1953. In high school he excelled in football, basketball and baseball. At UW-Platteville he was an outstanding football player. He was inducted into Platteville's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985.
After graduating from Platteville Neil began his coaching career at New Lisbon High School where he coached football and baseball for two years. In 1959 he moved to North Fond du Lac where he coached football for 15 years, baseball for five years and served as Athletic Director for eleven years. In 1974 he moved to Wautoma where he coached football for five years.
He retired as a coach after the 1978 season.
Neil is a charter member of the North Fond du Lac Optimist Club and the Boys' Baseball Association, Wautoma Education Association, Wisconsin Education Association and the National Education Association. Past member of the Wisconsin High School Football Coaches Association, Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association (charter member), WIAA Athletic Directors Advisory Committee (charter member). He was honored in 1957 in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, Outstanding Young Educator of Fond du Lac in 1970, Outstanding Young Men of America in 1970, and Outstanding Secondary Educator in 1973.
Tag(s): Hall of Fame