|Sport(s)||Football, track and field|
May 30, 1946 |
|1968–1968||San Diego Chargers|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Track and field|
|Head coaching record|
|College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006 (profile)
Richard Joseph Farley (born May 30, 1946) is a former American football player and coach and active track and field coach. He served as the head football coach at Williams College from 1987 to 2003, compiling a record of 114–19–3. Farley was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2006.
Farley was an All-America defensive back for Boston University, where he was captain of the football and track and field teams and graduated in 1968. He spent two years playing for the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League before moving on to coaching.
Farley has coached at Williams College since 1972. From 1972 to 1987, he was head coach of the track and field team. In 1987, he gave up these duties to become head coach of the football team, a post he held for 17 years before moving back to coaching track and field full-time. During that span, he recorded a career record of 114–19–3 (.849) that ranks as the sixth best in college football history. His teams regularly dominated the NESCAC and recorded five perfect seasons, including a 23-game winning streak that until 2005 was the longest in Division III history.
Farley is currently co-head coach of the men's and women's track and field teams at Williams.
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