Bill Dooley, American football coach, Died at 82


Bill Dooley was born in 1934, and died on August 9, 2016.

He was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator.

Bill worked as the head coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1967–1977), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1978–1986), and Wake Forest University (1987–1992), compiling a career college football record of 162–126–5.

Bill attended the McGill Institute, administered by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.

He then attended Perkinston Junior College in Perkinston, Mississippi from 1952 to 1953.

Bill moved in 1953 to Mississippi State University and graduated in 1956, where he was an all-SEC lineman for the Maroons/Bulldogs.

Following his term at North Carolina, he served as the athletic director and head football coach at Virginia Tech.

Dooley tenure at Virginia Tech, ended breifly afterward amidst allegations of NCAA recruiting violations.

When he had resigned from his positions at Virginia Tech, he sued the university for $3,500,000 alleging breach of contract.

That lawsuit was settled out of court.

In his later years, he served as the head coach at Wake Forest where, as of 2015, he is third in the football program’s history for all-time wins and tied for fourth in longest tenure.

Bill Dooley passed away at 82 years old.