Dick Farley

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Dick Farley
Sport(s) Football, track and field
Biographical details
Born (1946-05-30) May 30, 1946 (age 70)
Danvers, Massachusetts
Playing career
1967 Boston University
1968–1969 San Diego Chargers
Position(s) Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1972–1986 Williams (assistant)
1987–2003 Williams
Track and field
1972–1987 Williams
1987–present Williams (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall 114–19–3 (football)
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.[1]

Playing career[edit]

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.

Coaching career[edit]

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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