W&M’s Laycock announces retirement at end of season after 39 seasons.

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W&M’s Laycock announces retirement at end of season after 39 seasons.

Postby BDKJMU » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:40 pm

Longest active Div I HC. Laycock, 70, became W&M’s HC back in 1980.

“His teams are 245-188-2 in 38 seasons, and here are just a few milestones associated with that record:

•Laycock’s uninterrupted tenure at a NCAA Division I program ranks third all-time to Joe Paterno’s 46 seasons at Penn State and Amos Alonzo Stagg’s 41 at the University of Chicago. Eddie Robinson and Bob Ford had longer runs at Grambling and Albany, respectively, but those programs were not Division I throughout.
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• No Virginia college football coach in any division has guided a school to as many victories or for as long.

• Among active coaches in any division nationally, only Denny Douds at Division II East Stroudsburg in Pennsylvania has more wins (263) or more continuous years on the job (45).“
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Postby Ivytalk » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:19 pm

Good for Jimmye. Hope he goes out with a winning season. Last year was brutal.
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Postby Col Hogan » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:58 pm

He deserves a good retirement send off...lots of NFL talent came from his program...
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Re: W&M’s Laycock announces retirement at end of season after 39 seasons.

Postby BDKJMU » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:29 pm

I wrote he became HC in 1975. It was 1980.
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Re: W&M’s Laycock announces retirement at end of season after 39 seasons.

Postby GannonFan » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:58 am

Not to diminish Laycock too much here, but would we ever see someone like this be around as long as he has anymore? He's averaged just a little over 6 wins per season over 38 years - that's basically 6-5 football over those years. He's made the playoffs in just 12 of those 38 years and only 7 playoff wins over that same time frame. He's a fantastic person and clearly a class guy, but would someone with such a modest W/L record and a very modest impact on the playoffs find himself employed for almost 4 decades anywhere else or even in this day and age?
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Postby Mvemjsunpx » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:14 pm

GannonFan wrote:Not to diminish Laycock too much here, but would we ever see someone like this be around as long as he has anymore? He's averaged just a little over 6 wins per season over 38 years - that's basically 6-5 football over those years. He's made the playoffs in just 12 of those 38 years and only 7 playoff wins over that same time frame. He's a fantastic person and clearly a class guy, but would someone with such a modest W/L record and a very modest impact on the playoffs find himself employed for almost 4 decades anywhere else or even in this day and age?


Jerome Souers is heading that way. :coffee:

Well, he's too old to make it 4 decades at NAU, but still…

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Re: W&M’s Laycock announces retirement at end of season after 39 seasons.

Postby BDKJMU » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:18 pm

GannonFan wrote:Not to diminish Laycock too much here, but would we ever see someone like this be around as long as he has anymore? He's averaged just a little over 6 wins per season over 38 years - that's basically 6-5 football over those years. He's made the playoffs in just 12 of those 38 years and only 7 playoff wins over that same time frame. He's a fantastic person and clearly a class guy, but would someone with such a modest W/L record and a very modest impact on the playoffs find himself employed for almost 4 decades anywhere else or even in this day and age?

Well, Cosgrove was HC at Maine for 23 seasons (1993-2015) with an overall record of 128-135, an avg of about 5.5 & 6 every season. He only made the playoffs 3 times. Granted 23 seasons isnt as long as 39, but still a long time.
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Re: W&M’s Laycock announces retirement at end of season after 39 seasons.

Postby BDKJMU » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:48 pm

Laycock is a prime example of a legendary coach who stayed a few seasons too long. He should have retired after the 2015 season, his last winning (and playoff) season, when they finished 8-3/6-2 regular season, 3 way tie for 1st in the CAA, 9-4 overall.

The last 2 seasons have been 5-6/3-5, and 2-9/0-8. Before the Laycock announcement I was predicting them 3-8/2-6. ‘Win one for the coach’ might get them 1 or 2 more wins, but I would be stunned if they finished with a winning record..
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Re: W&M’s Laycock announces retirement at end of season after 39 seasons.

Postby 93henfan » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:50 am

Is his wife’s name Ivana?

Because that would make me chuckle.

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Re: W&M’s Laycock announces retirement at end of season after 39 seasons.

Postby SuperHornet » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:57 pm

Speaking of long tenures, when did Raymond retire?
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Re: W&M’s Laycock announces retirement at end of season after 39 seasons.

Postby BDKJMU » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:16 pm

The Yankee/A-10/CAA has had some LONG time head coaches:
-Bob Ford, Albany, 41 seasons (1973-2013) (only last season 2013 was CAA, Albany wasn't Div I until 1999) (also HC St Lawrence 1965-1968).
-Jimmye Laycock, W&M 39 seasons (1980-2018).
-Tubby Raymond, UD, 36 seasons (1966-2001).
-Andy Tally, Villanova, 32 seasons (1985-2016) (also HC St Lawrence 1979-1983).
-Jack Cosgrove, Maine, 23 seasons (1993-2015) (also Colby College this season).
-Sean McDonnell, UNH, 20 seasons (1999-current).
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