John Wells Farley

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John Wells Farley
Wells Farley - Maine.jpg
Farley pictured in The Prism 1905, Maine yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1878-06-15)June 15, 1878
Brookline, Massachusetts
Died March 12, 1959(1959-03-12) (aged 80)
Needham, Massachusetts
Playing career
1898 Harvard
Position(s) End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1901 Maine
1902 Harvard
1903 Maine
Head coaching record
Overall 23–5
Accomplishments and honors
2 Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1901, 1903)

John Wells "Mike" Farley (June 15, 1878 – March 12, 1959) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Maine in 1901 and 1903 and at Harvard University in 1902,[1] compiling a career college football record of 23–5. In 1901, Farley achieved a 7–1 record and gave Maine its first-ever conference championship, winning the Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA). His record of 5–3 in 1903 also earned the Black Bears a third straight MIAA championship. The team won a conference title under Eddie N. Robinson in his only season as head coach in 1902. Farley was born in Brookline, Massachusetts and died in 1959 in Needham, Massachusetts.[2][3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Maine Black Bears (Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1901)
1901 Maine 7–1 1st
Harvard Crimson (Independent) (1902)
1902 Harvard 11–1
Harvard: 11–1
Maine Black Bears (Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1903)
1903 Maine 5–3 1st
Maine: 12–4
Total: 23–5
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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