Mark Farley

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Mark Farley
Coach Farley Holes one out (5791099185).jpg
Farley at the 2011 Principal Charity Classic
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Northern Iowa
Conference MVFC
Record 135–68
Biographical details
Born (1963-04-05) April 5, 1963 (age 55)
Waukon, Iowa
Playing career
1983–1985 Northern Iowa
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1986–1988 Northern Iowa (GA)
1989–1996 Northern Iowa (LB)
1997–2000 Kansas (LB)
2001–present Northern Iowa
Head coaching record
Overall 135–68
Tournaments 15–8 (FCS playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
7 MVFC (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011)
Awards
Eddie Robinson Award (2007)

Mark Farley (born April 5, 1963) is an American football coach. He is the head coach at the University of Northern Iowa, a position he has held since 2001. Farley started at inside linebacker at Northern Iowa from 1983 to 1985. He led the team in tackles in 1984 and 1985, was named Gateway Football Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 1985, first team all-conference three times, earned honorable mention All-America honors twice and twice named Academic All-American.[1]

He then became an assistant at Northern Iowa. In 1989, he was named linebackers coach by new head coach Terry Allen. In 1997, he followed Allen to the University of Kansas, but left in 2001 when the head coaching position at his alma mater opened up. Acting as his own defensive coordinator, Farley's squads perennially rank among the top defense teams in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision. In early 2008, Farley served as the interim director of athletics at Northern Iowa.[2] With a win over in-state rival Iowa State on September 3, 2016, Farley passed Northern Iowa legend Stan Sheriff in all-time wins as a football coach.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs TSN/STATS# Coaches'°
Northern Iowa Panthers (Gateway Football Conference / Missouri Valley Football Conference) (2001–present)
2001 Northern Iowa 10–3 6–1 1st L I-AA Playoffs Semifinal 4
2002 Northern Iowa 5–6 2–5 T–6th
2003 Northern Iowa 10–3 6–1 T–1st L I-AA Playoffs Quarterfinal 5
2004 Northern Iowa 7–4 5–2 3rd 25
2005 Northern Iowa 11–4 5–2 T–1st L I-AA National Championship 2
2006 Northern Iowa 7–4 5–2 T–2nd 17
2007 Northern Iowa 12–1 6–0 1st L FCS Playoffs Quarterfinal 5 4
2008 Northern Iowa 12–3 7–1 T–1st L FCS Playoffs Semifinal 4 4
2009 Northern Iowa 7–4 5–3 T–3rd 18 18
2010 Northern Iowa 7–5 6–2 1st L FCS Playoffs First Round 18 19
2011 Northern Iowa 10–3 7–1 T–1st L FCS Playoffs Quarterfinal 5 6
2012 Northern Iowa 5–6 4–4 T–6th
2013 Northern Iowa 7–5 3–5 T–7th
2014 Northern Iowa 9–5 6–2 3rd L FCS Playoffs Second Round 10 10
2015 Northern Iowa 9–5 5–3 T–3rd L FCS Playoffs Quarterfinal 8 6
2016 Northern Iowa 5–6 4–4 T–4th
2017 Northern Iowa 8–5 6–2 T–2nd L FCS Playoffs Second Round 19 19
2018 Northern Iowa 0–0 0–0
Northern Iowa: 135–68 82–38
Total: 135–68
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

Coaching tree[edit]

Assistant coaches under Mark Farley who became NCAA head coaches:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 Football Coaching Staff". University of Northern Iowa. Retrieved November 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ "UNI names interim director of athletics". Cedar Falls, Iowa: University of Northern Iowa. January 31, 2008. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 

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