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Jimmye Laycock
Sport(s)Football
Biographical details
Born (1948-02-06) February 6, 1948 (age 72)
Hamilton, Virginia
Alma materCollege of William & Mary
Clemson University
Playing career
Position(s)Quarterback
Head coaching record
Overall249–194–2
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 Yankee Mid-Atlantic Division (1993)
1 Yankee (1996)
2 A-10 (2001, 2004)
2 CAA (2010, 2015)
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]

PersonalEdit

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 recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs TSN#
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
1987 William & Mary 5–6
1988 William & Mary 6–4–1 W Epson Ivy
1989 William & Mary 8–3–1 L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1990 William & Mary 10–3 L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal
1991 William & Mary 5–6
1992 William & Mary 9–2 W Epson Ivy
William & Mary Tribe (Yankee Conference) (1993–1996)
1993 William & Mary 9–3 7–1 1st (Mid-Atlantic) L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1994 William & Mary 8–3 6–2 T–1st (Mid-Atlantic)
1995 William & Mary 7–4 5–3 T–3rd (Mid-Atlantic)
1996 William & Mary 10–3 7–1 1st (Mid-Atlantic) L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal 6
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
2006 William & Mary 3–8 1–7 6th
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 FCS Playoffs Semifinals 4
2010 William & Mary 8–4 6–2 T–1st L FCS Playoffs 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 FCS Playoffs 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
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Sports Network Poll.

Coaching treeEdit

Assistants under Jimmye Laycock who became NCAA or NFL head coaches:

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