Jimmye Laycock

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Jimmye Laycock
Biographical details
Born (1948-02-06) February 6, 1948 (age 73)
Hamilton, Virginia
Playing career
1966–1969William & Mary
Position(s)Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1970Newport News HS (VA) (assistant)
1971–1972Clemson (assistant)
1973–1974The Citadel (off. backfield)
1975–1976Memphis State (QB)
1977–1979Clemson (OC/QB)
1980–2018William & Mary
Head coaching record
Overall249–194–2
Bowls2–0
Tournaments7–10 (NCAA D-I-AA/D-I playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 Yankee (1996)
2 A-10 (2001, 2004)
2 CAA (2010, 2015)
2 Yankee Mid-Atlantic Division (1993–1994)
Awards
AFCA FCS Region 1 Coach of the Year (2010)

Jimmye McFarland Laycock (born February 6, 1948) is a former American football coach. He served as the head football coach at the College of William & Mary from 1980 through 2018, retiring with the third-longest continuous head coaching tenure in NCAA Division I football history. He amassed an overall record of 249 wins, 194 losses, and two ties. Laycock graduated from William & Mary in 1970 and played quarterback under legendary coaches Marv Levy and Lou Holtz. Prior to taking over the Tribe head coaching position, Laycock coached at Newport News High School, Clemson University, The Citadel, and the University of Memphis.

Laycock has been the most successful head coach in the history of William & Mary Tribe football, leading the team to 24 winning seasons and 12 post-season appearances, including two national playoff semi-final appearances in 2004 and 2009. In 2010, he recorded his 200th win as an FCS head coach, making him only the third to reach that mark.[n 1]

Personal[edit]

Laycock is from Hamilton, Virginia. He attended Loudoun Valley High School and lettered in football, basketball and baseball. He earned 12 varsity letters and had his football jersey number retired. He was also inducted into the Loudoun Valley High School Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2010, he was selected to the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame, honoring those who have contributed to sports in southeastern Virginia. He was inducted into that Hall of Fame in October 2010. Today, he is married to Deidre Connelly, a sports psychology consultant at William & Mary. He has four children — three with Connelly.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs NCAA/TSN/STATS#
William & Mary Tribe (NCAA Division I-A independent) (1980–1981)
1980 William & Mary 2–9
1981 William & Mary 5–6
William & Mary Tribe (NCAA Division I-AA Independent) (1982–1992)
1982 William & Mary 3–8
1983 William & Mary 6–5
1984 William & Mary 6–5
1985 William & Mary 7–4
1986 William & Mary 9–3 L NCAA Division I-AA First Round 8
1987 William & Mary 5–6
1988 William & Mary 6–4–1 W Ivy
1989 William & Mary 8–3–1 L NCAA Division I-AA First Round T–10
1990 William & Mary 10–3 L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal 7
1991 William & Mary 5–6
1992 William & Mary 9–2 W Ivy 13
William & Mary Tribe (Yankee Conference) (1993–1996)
1993 William & Mary 9–3 7–1 1st (Mid-Atlantic) L NCAA Division I-AA First Round 10
1994 William & Mary 8–3 6–2 T–1st (Mid-Atlantic) 19
1995 William & Mary 7–4 5–3 T–3rd (Mid-Atlantic) 19
1996 William & Mary 10–3 7–1 1st (Mid-Atlantic) L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal 7
William & Mary Tribe (Atlantic 10 Conference) (1997–2006)
1997 William & Mary 7–4 4–4 T–4th (Mid-Atlantic)
1998 William & Mary 7–4 4–4 T–2nd (Mid-Atlantic) 17
1999 William & Mary 6–5 5–3 T–4th
2000 William & Mary 5–6 4–4 T–4th
2001 William & Mary 8–4 7–2 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round 17
2002 William & Mary 6–5 5–4 4th
2003 William & Mary 5–5 4–4 6th
2004 William & Mary 11–3 7–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA Semifinal 3
2005 William & Mary 5–6 3–5 T–3rd (South)
2006 William & Mary 3–8 1–7 6th (South)
William & Mary Tribe (Colonial Athletic Association) (2007–2018)
2007 William & Mary 4–7 2–6 5th (South)
2008 William & Mary 7–4 5–3 4th (South) 20
2009 William & Mary 11–3 6–2 3rd (South) L NCAA Division I Semifinal 4
2010 William & Mary 8–4 6–2 T–1st L NCAA Division I Second Round 10
2011 William & Mary 5–6 3–5 7th
2012 William & Mary 2–9 1–7 9th
2013 William & Mary 7–5 4–4 T–5th
2014 William & Mary 7–5 4–4 5th
2015 William & Mary 9–4 6–2 T–1st L NCAA Division I Second Round 12
2016 William & Mary 5–6 3–5 T–8th
2017 William & Mary 2–9 0–8 12th
2018 William & Mary 4–6 3–4 8th
William & Mary: 249–194–2 112–98
Total: 249–194–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth
  • #Rankings from final NCAA Division I-AA Football Committee poll from 1986 to 1992, The Sports Network poll from 1993 to 2010, STATS poll in 2015.

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  1. ^ For statistical purposes, the NCAA defines an "FCS coach" as anyone who coached 10 seasons or more at an FCS school, even if he earned wins at other non-FCS programs, or at the same school when it was not competing in FCS. Using the stricter criterion of counting only wins recorded while the head coach of an FCS program, only Roy Kidd, Laycock, Jerry Moore, and Andy Talley have 200 wins with an FCS program. On June 21, 2008, William & Mary officially opened its state-of-the-art football facility which was named after him. It is called the Jimmye Laycock Football Center and it sits adjacent to Zable Stadium.

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