Andy Talley

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Andy Talley
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1943-04-06) April 6, 1943 (age 73)
Playing career
1963–1966 Southern Connecticut State
Position(s) Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1967–1968 Simsbury HS (CT) (assistant)
1969 Springfield (MA) (DB)
1970–1972 Middlebury (OB)
1973–1978 Brown (OB)
1979–1983 St. Lawrence
1985–2016 Villanova
Head coaching record
Overall 257–155–2
Tournaments 11–10 (NCAA D-I-AA/FCS playoffs)
1–1 (NCAA D-III playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 NCAA Division I (2009)
2 ICAC Conference (1982, 1983)
2 Yankee (1989, 1991)
2 Atlantic 10 (1997, 2001)
1 CAA (2009)
Awards
5× AFCA Regional Coach of the Year (1982, 1991, 1997, 2008–2009)
2× New York Sportswriters/ECAC Coach of the Year (1982, 1991)
Kodak Coach of the Year (1982)
AFCA National Coach of the Year (1997, 2009)
Eddie Robinson Award (1997)
Atlantic 10 Conference Coach of the Year (1997)
Field Turf/Howie Long FCS National Coach of the Year (2008)
Records
Winningest coach in Villanova history
Winningest coach in CAA history

Andrew J. "Andy" Talley (born April 6, 1943) is an American football former head coach. He served as the head football coach at Villanova University from the program's revival in 1985 until his retirement after the 2016 season. Talley previously served as the head football coach at St. Lawrence University from 1970 to 1983. In 1997, he was named the AFCA Coach of the Year and the Eddie Robinson Award winner. Talley led his 2009 Villanova team to a NCAA Division I Football Championship. He is a 1967 graduate of Southern Connecticut State University, where he played college football as a defensive back.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs TSN/STATS#
St. Lawrence Saints (ICAC Conference) (1979–1983)
1979 St. Lawrence 3–6
1980 St. Lawrence 5–4
1981 St. Lawrence 5–4
1982 St. Lawrence 10–1 L NCAA Division III Semifinal
1983 St. Lawrence 5–3–1
St. Lawrence: 28–18–1
Villanova Wildcats (NCAA Division III independent) (1985–1986)
1985 Villanova 4–0
1986 Villanova 8–1
Villanova Wildcats (NCAA Division I-AA independent) (1987)
1987 Villanova 6–4
Villanova Wildcats (Yankee Conference) (1988–1996)
1988 Villanova 5–5–1 4–4 T–3rd
1989 Villanova 8–4 6–2 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1990 Villanova 6–5 5–3 T–2nd
1991 Villanova 10–2 7–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1992 Villanova 9–3 6–2 2nd L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1993 Villanova 3–8 1–7 6th (Mid-Atlantic)
1994 Villanova 5–6 2–6 5th (Mid-Atlantic)
1995 Villanova 3–8 2–6 5th (Mid-Atlantic)
1996 Villanova 8–4 6–2 T–2nd (Mid-Atlantic) L NCAA Division I-AA First Round 12
Villanova Wildcats (Atlantic 10 Conference) (1997–2006)
1997 Villanova 12–1 8–0 T–1st (Mid-Atlantic) L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal 5
1998 Villanova 6–5 4–4 T–2nd (Mid-Atlantic)
1999 Villanova 7–4 6–2 3rd
2000 Villanova 5–6 3–5 7th
2001 Villanova 8–3 7–2 T–1st 20
2002 Villanova 11–4 6–3 3rd L NCAA Division I-AA Semifinal 4
2003 Villanova 7–4 5–4 T–4th 25
2004 Villanova 6–5 3–5 4th (South)
2005 Villanova 4–7 2–6 6th (South)
2006 Villanova 6–5 5–3 2nd (South)
Villanova Wildcats (Colonial Athletic Association) (2007–2016)
2007 Villanova 7–4 5–3 T–3rd (South)
2008 Villanova 10–3 7–1 2nd (South) L NCAA Division I Quarterfinal 6
2009 Villanova 14–1 7–1 T–1st (South) W NCAA Division I Championship 1
2010 Villanova 9–5 5–3 T–3rd L NCAA Division I Semifinal 3
2011 Villanova 2–9 1–7 10th
2012 Villanova 8–4 6–2 T–1st L NCAA Division I First Round 16
2013 Villanova 6–5 5–3 4th
2014 Villanova 11–3 7–1 2nd L NCAA Division I Quarterfinal
2015 Villanova 6–5 5–3 T–4th
2016 Villanova 9–4 6–2 T–2nd L NCAA Division I Second Round
Villanova: 229–137–1 142–93
Total: 257–155–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Sports Network Poll.

Coaching tree[edit]

Assistants under Andy Talley who became NCAA or NFL head coaches:

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