Ernest Alley

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Ernest Alley
Sport(s) Football, track
Biographical details
Born c. 1904
Died August 24, 1971 (aged 67)
Nashville, Tennessee
Playing career
Football
1927–1928

Tennessee
Position(s) End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1939
1940
1943
1944–1945

Track
1949–1971

Middle Tennessee Teachers
Vanderbilt (ends)
Vanderbilt
Auburn (assistant)


Vanderbilt
Head coaching record
Overall 6–6–1 (football)

Ernest Hayes "Herc" Alley (c. 1904 – August 24, 1971) was an American football player, track athlete, and coach. He served as head men's track coach at Vanderbilt University from 1949 to 1971. Alley was also the head football coach at Middle Tennessee Teachers College—now Middle Tennessee State University—in 1939 and at Vanderbilt in 1943, compiling a career college football record of 6–6–1. He played football as an end at the University of Tennessee from 1927 to 1928. Alley died of a heart attack at the age of 67 on August 24, 1971 at his home in Nashville, Tennessee.[1][2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Middle Tennessee Teachers Blue Raiders (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1939)
1939 Middle Tennessee Teachers 1–6–1
Vanderbilt: 1–6–1
Vanderbilt Commodores (Southeastern Conference) (1943)
1943 Vanderbilt 5–0 0–0
Vanderbilt: 5–0 0–0
Total: 6–6–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ UPI (August 24, 1971). ""Herc" Allen Dies". The Times-News. Retrieved December 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ AP (August 25, 1971). "Track Coach Dies". Youngstown Vindicator. Retrieved December 27, 2011. 

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