Andy Talley to be Inducted into Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame
Oct. 27, 2005
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Head football coach Andy Talley is one of 14 individuals who will be inducted to the Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame on Thursday evening at the association's annual fall dinner held at the Concordville Inn.
Talley is currently in his 26th season as a collegiate head coach and his 21st year at Villanova. He is the all-time winningest coach in Wildcat history and his career record at the school stands at 141-85-1. His overall career coaching record is 169-103-2. Since starting the Villanova football program from scratch when he arrived in 1985, Talley has guided the Wildcats to six NCAA playoff appearances, four conference titles and two Lambert Meadowlands Trophies. In 1997, Talley was honored with the Eddie Robinson Award as I-AA Coach of the Year.
Entering the 2005 season, Talley ranked 9th among active NCAA I-AA coaches in career victories and was 14th in career winning percentage. He also ranks third in Atlantic 10 in career conference victories with a total of 82.
Talley's induction on Thursday night will mark the third hall of fame he has been selected for. Talley is also a member of the Hall of Fame at Haverford High School and Southern Connecticut State University.
As scholastic player at Haverford, Talley was the leading scorer for the Fords' football team as a senior. He played defensive back at Southern Connecticut State for four years and then began his coaching career in New England, where he helped lead Brown to an Ivy League title in 1976.
The other inductees on Thursday night are as follows: Gordon Atherholt and Ernie Peters (Baseball), Tony Abbott and Art Hyland (Basketball), Tom Mann and John Smith (Basketball Coaches), Frank Potter and Joe Sterrett (Football), Mike Semcheski (Officiating), Dennis Marchalonis (Softball), John Lohn (Track Coach), Lynne Crosley-Reichert (Lacrosse), and Carl Dambman (Wrestling).