Bob Neylan

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Bob Neylan was a champion hurdler at Dover High School, who later coached the Senators to four state championships. He was the state 120-yard high hurdle champion in 1961 (15.3), and set a record
in the all-comers state open of 14.4 in 1963. Bob competed for the University of Alabama for two years, where he was ranked in the SEC in the 120-yard high hurdles and second in the
intermediates.  After four years with the Air Force, he lettered in track for Florida State where he ran the 110-meter hurdles. At Dover, he coached the Senators to the Division I state
championship in 1975, 1976 and 1980, and a regional championship in 1977, when there was no unified state title.  His teams from 1973-82 won 107 dual meets and lost 13.  He was Henlopen
Conference track coach of the year six times.  In 1976 he was selected by the Lower Delaware Gridiron Club as the downstate coach of the year in all sports, and was the Delaware Sports Club’s
coach of the year.  After coaching Dover, Neylan chaired the DSSAA, now DIAA, track and field committee for 11 years and was meet director from 1982 to 1995.  He returned to coach a Dover
track team in decline in 1987 and revived it to complete a nine win, one loss dual-meet record and a third-place finish in the Division I meet. He was inducted into the Delaware Track and Field Hall
of Fame in 1995.

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