Richard Joseph Farley (born May 30, 1946) is a former American football player and coach and active track and field coach. He served as the head football coach at Williams College from 1987 to 2003, compiling a record of 114–19–3. Farley was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2006.[1]

Dick Farley
Biographical details
Born (1946-05-30) May 30, 1946 (age 73)
Danvers, Massachusetts
Playing career
1967Boston University
1968–1969San Diego Chargers
Position(s)Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1972–1986Williams (assistant)
1987–2003Williams
Track and field
1972–1987Williams
1987–presentWilliams (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall114–19–3 (football)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006 (profile)

Playing careerEdit

Farley was an All-America defensive back for Boston University, where he was captain of the football and track and field teams and graduated in 1968. He spent two years playing for the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League before moving on to coaching.

Coaching careerEdit

Farley has coached at Williams College since 1972. From 1972 to 1987, he was head coach of the track and field team. In 1987, he gave up these duties to become head coach of the football team, a post he held for 17 years before moving back to coaching track and field full-time. During that span, he recorded a career record of 114–19–3 (.849) that ranks as the eight best in college football history. His teams regularly dominated the NESCAC and recorded five perfect seasons, including a 23-game winning streak that until 2005 was the longest in NCAA Division III history.

Farley is currently co-head coach of the men's and women's track and field teams at Williams.

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Williams Ephs (New England Small College Athletic Conference) (1987–2003)
1987 Williams 4–4
1988 Williams 6–1–1
1989 Williams 8–0
1990 Williams 8–0
1991 Williams 7–1
1990 Williams 8–0
1992 Williams 5–2–1
1993 Williams 7–1
1994 Williams 8–0
1995 Williams 7–0–1
1996 Williams 6–2
1997 Williams 7–1
1998 Williams 8–0 8–0 1st
1999 Williams 7–1 7–1 1st
2000 Williams 5–3 5–3 T–4th
2001 Williams 8–0 8–0 1st
2002 Williams 7–1 7–1 T–1st
2003 Williams 6–2 6–2 2nd
Williams: 114–19–3
Total: 114–19–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

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