Harley Boss settled in Nashville TN and was in the insurance business. He was the head coach of the Vanderbilt University varsity baseball team for the 1960, 1961, 1963, and 1964 seasons. He was a knowledgeable and colorful manager. He was "old school" in the mode of Casey Stengel. He died shortly after the end of the 1964 season. Several of his players were pall bearers.