Jimmye Laycock

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Jimmye Laycock
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team William & Mary
Conference CAA
Record 231–170–2
Biographical details
Born (1948-02-06) February 6, 1948 (age 67)
Playing career
1966–1969 William & Mary
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1970
1971–1972
1973–1974
1975–1976
1977–1979
1980–present
Newport News HS (VA) (assistant)
Clemson (assistant)
The Citadel (assistant)
Memphis State (assistant)
Clemson (assistant)
William & Mary
Head coaching record
Overall 231–170–2
Statistics
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1993 Yankee Conference Mid-Atlantic Division Champion
4× conference champion (1996, 2001, 2004, 2010)
Awards
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.

Personal[edit]

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[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs TSN#
William & Mary Tribe (Division I-A Independent) (1980–1981)
1980 William & Mary 2–9
1981 William & Mary 5–6
William & Mary Tribe (Division I-AA Independent) (1982–1992)
1982 William & Mary 3–8
1983 William & Mary 6–5
1984 William & Mary 6–5
1985 William & Mary 7–4
1986 William & Mary 9–3 L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1987 William & Mary 5–6
1988 William & Mary 6–4–1 W Epson Ivy
1989 William & Mary 8–3–1 L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1990 William & Mary 10–3 L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal
1991 William & Mary 5–6
1992 William & Mary 9–2 W Epson Ivy
William & Mary Tribe (Yankee Conference) (1993–1996)
1993 William & Mary 9–3 7–1 1st (Mid-Atlantic) L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1994 William & Mary 8–3 6–2 T–1st (Mid-Atlantic)
1995 William & Mary 7–4 5–3 T–3rd (Mid-Atlantic)
1996 William & Mary 10–3 7–1 1st (Mid-Atlantic) L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal 6
William & Mary Tribe (Atlantic 10 Conference) (1997–2006)
1997 William & Mary 7–4 4–4 T–4th (Mid-Atlantic)
1998 William & Mary 7–4 4–4 T–2nd (Mid-Atlantic) 17
1999 William & Mary 6–5 5–3 T–4th
2000 William & Mary 5–6 4–4 T–4th
2001 William & Mary 8–4 7–2 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round 17
2002 William & Mary 6–5 5–4 4th
2003 William & Mary 5–5 4–4 6th
2004 William & Mary 11–3 7–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA Semifinal 3
2005 William & Mary 5–6 3–5 T–3rd
2006 William & Mary 3–8 1–7 6th
William & Mary Tribe (Colonial Athletic Association) (2007–present)
2007 William & Mary 4–7 2–6 5th (South)
2008 William & Mary 7–4 5–3 4th (South) 20
2009 William & Mary 11–3 6–2 3rd (South) L NCAA Division I Semifinal 4
2010 William & Mary 8–4 6–2 T–1st L NCAA Division I Second Round 10
2011 William & Mary 5–6 3–5 7th
2012 William & Mary 2–9 1–7 9th
2013 William & Mary 7–5 4–4 T–5th
2014 William & Mary 7–5 4–4 5th
William & Mary: 231–170–2 100–78
Total: 231–170–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Sports Network Poll.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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.

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