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|Team||William & Mary|
|Born||February 6, 1948|
|1966–1969||William & Mary|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Newport News HS (VA) (assistant)
The Citadel (assistant)
Memphis State (assistant)
William & Mary
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
1993 Yankee Conference Mid-Atlantic Division Champion
4× conference champion (1996, 2001, 2004, 2010)
2009 Richmond Touchdown Club Division I Coach of the Year
2010 AFCA FCS Region 1 Coach of the Year
Jimmye Laycock (born February 6, 1948) has served as head football coach at the College of William & Mary since 1980. Laycock graduated from William & Mary in 1970 and played quarterback under legendary coaches Marv Levy and Lou Holtz. Prior to taking over the Tribe head coaching position, Laycock coached at Newport News High School, Clemson University, The Citadel, and the University of Memphis.
Laycock has been the most successful head coach in the history of William & Mary Tribe football, leading the team to 23 winning seasons and 11 post-season appearances (through the 2014 season), including a 48-34 loss in the Division I-AA national semifinal to the James Madison Dukes in 2004. After a win against the Southern Illinois Salukis in the FCS national quarterfinals on December 5, 2009, Laycock recorded his 200th win as the Tribe's head coach—the 13th coach in FCS history to reach that mark. The following season, he recorded his 200th win as an FCS head coach, making him only the third to reach that mark.[n 1]
On June 21, 2008, William & Mary officially opened its state-of-the-art football facility which was named after him. It is called the Jimmye Laycock Football Center and it sits adjacent to Zable Stadium.
Laycock is from Hamilton, in Loudoun County, Virginia. He attended Loudoun Valley High School and lettered in football, basketball and baseball. He earned 12 varsity letters and had his football jersey number retired. He was also inducted into the Loudoun Valley High School Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2010, he was selected to the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame, honoring those who have contributed to sports in southeastern Virginia. He was inducted into that Hall of Fame in October 2010. Today, he is married to Deidre Connelly, a sports psychology consultant at William & Mary. He has four children — three with Connelly.
Head coaching record
- For statistical purposes, the NCAA defines an "FCS coach" as anyone who coached 10 seasons or more at an FCS school, even if he earned wins at other non-FCS programs, or at the same school when it was not competing in FCS. Using the stricter criterion of counting only wins recorded while the head coach of an FCS program, only Roy Kidd (223), Laycock (222), Jerry Moore (215), and Andy Talley (202) have 200 wins with an FCS program.