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Andy Talley


Andrew J. Talley

Inducted 2020

Date of Birth



Bryn Mawr, PA


Villanova University (1985-2016)

St. Lawrence University (1979-1983)


Coach Andy Talley, Villanova’s all-time winningest coach, led the Wildcat football team to unprecedented success and a national title. Talley won an impressive 258 games during his 37-year coaching career at St. Lawrence and Villanova and becomes the first player or coach from either school to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Following his success at St. Lawrence, Villanova selected Talley to rebuild its football program after a four-year hiatus. He accomplished that task by winning 230 games during 32 seasons from 1985 through 2016. In 1997, Talley was named AFCA National Coach of the Year and received the Eddie Robinson Award honored as the top coach in the FCS. During his final season he led the Wildcats to a 12-1 record and a trip to the FCS quarterfinals. Talley guided the Wildcats to their first-ever national title in 2009, and Villanova made 12 appearances in the FCS playoffs. Under his watch, the team also won a share of six conference titles. He is the winningest coach in Colonial Athletic Association history with 142 victories.


Wins 257

Losses 155

Ties 2

Career Highlights

  • 2012 Conference Coach of the Year
  • 2009 AFCA District Coach of the Year
  • 2009 AFCA FCS Coach of the Year
  • 2009 Conference Coach of the Year
  • 2008 AFCA District Coach of the Year
  • 1997 AFCA District Coach of the Year
  • 1997 AFCA FCS of the Year
  • 1997 Conference Coach of the Year
  • 1991 AFCA District Coach of the Year
  • 1982 AFCA District Coach of the Year
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