Willard Bailey

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Willard Bailey
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1939-06-03) June 3, 1939 (age 75)
Suffolk, Virginia
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1971–1983
1984–1992
1995–2003
2005–2010
2011
Virginia Union
Norfolk State
Virginia Union
Saint Paul's (VA)
V.U.L. (Lynchburg, VA)
Head coaching record
Overall 230–149–7 (.605)
Tournaments 0–6 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
7 CIAA (1973, 1979, 1981–1984, 2001)

Willard Bailey (born June 3, 1939) is a former American football college coach and an alumnus of Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia, who graduated in 1962. He has been a head football coach for a total of 40 seasons. He served as head coach at Virginia Union University (1971–1983 and 1995–2003), Norfolk State (1984–1992), and Saint Paul's College, Virginia (2005–2010). Bailey has compiled a record of 230 wins, 149 losses, and 7 ties.[1][2] At the end of the 2010 college football season, Bailey ranked 33rd all-time in wins among NCAA football coaches across all divisions. As a coach in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), Bailey has won seven conference championships, six with Virginia Union and one with Norfolk State.[3] His Virginia Union Panther football teams made 5 straight appearances in the Division II football playoffs in 1979,1980,1981,1982, and 1983, while his Norfolk State Spartan football team made one appearance in the Division II football playoffs in 1984.

In a press release dated February 1, 2011, Bailey's retirement was announced. Succeeding Bailey as Saint Paul's head football coach will be former assistant coach Kevin Grisby.[4]

These are players from Bailey's Virginia Union Panther, Norfolk State Spartan, and Saint Paul's Tiger teams who went on to the National Football League/Canadian League/Arena League:

Virginia Union:Herbert Scott, Malcolm Barnwell, Carl Bland, Pete Hunter, James Atkins.

Norfolk State: Willie Gillus, A. J. Jimerson

Saint Paul's: Greg Toler (the first player from the school to be drafted by the National Football League)

Bailey now coaches for Virginia University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg VA. V.U.L. hasn't had a football program since 1954, and they've hired Coach Bailey in 2011.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Virginia Union Panthers (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1971–1983)
1971 Virginia Union 4–3–2
1972 Virginia Union 6–3
1973 Virginia Union 9–1 9–0 1st
1974 Virginia Union 8–2
1975 Virginia Union 7–4
1976 Virginia Union 7–4
1977 Virginia Union 10–1
1978 Virginia Union 7–4–1
1979 Virginia Union 10–2 8–0 1st L NCAA Division II First Round
1980 Virginia Union 9–2–1 L NCAA Division II First Round
1981 Virginia Union 11–1 8–0 1st L NCAA Division II First Round
1982 Virginia Union 8–3 6–1 1st L NCAA Division II First Round
1983 Virginia Union 9–2 6–1 1st L NCAA Division II First Round
Virginia Union: 105–32–4
Norfolk State Spartans (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1984–1992)
1984 Norfolk State 10–2 6–1 1st L NCAA Division II First Round
1985 Norfolk State 6–4
1986 Norfolk State 4–6
1987 Norfolk State 4–7
1988 Norfolk State 5–5
1989 Norfolk State 6–3–1
1990 Norfolk State 7–3
1991 Norfolk State 7–3
1992 Norfolk State 3–7
Norfolk State: 52–40–1
Virginia Union Panthers (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1995–2003)
1995 Virginia Union 0–8–2 0–6–1
1996 Virginia Union 2–8 1–6
1997 Virginia Union 6–5 3–4
1998 Virginia Union 8–3 5–3
1999 Virginia Union 8–2 5–1
2000 Virginia Union 8–3 4–1
2001 Virginia Union 8–2 7–1
2002 Virginia Union 6–4 5–3
2003 Virginia Union 6–5 5–2
Virginia Union: 52–40–2 35–27–1
Virginia Union Total: 157–72–6
Saint Paul's Tigers (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (2005–Present)
2005 Saint Paul's 4–6
2006 Saint Paul's 1–8
2007 Saint Paul's 5–5
2008 Saint Paul's 5–5
2009 Saint Paul's 4–5
2010 Saint Paul's 2–8 2–5
Saint Paul's: 21–37
Total: 230–149–7
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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