Former UNC, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest coach Bill Dooley dies at 82

WILMINGTON, NC (AP) — Former North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest coach Bill Dooley has died at the age of 82.

His wife, Marie, said Dooley died Tuesday of natural causes at their home in Wilmington.

Dooley went a combined 162-125-5 in 26 seasons as a head coach with the Tar Heels, Hokies and Demon Deacons and took them to a combined 10 bowl games.

The three-time Atlantic Coast Conference coach of the year was the first North Carolina coach to win 11 games, leading the 1972 Tar Heels to an 11-1 finish. He is the only coach to lead the school to multiple ACC championships in football.

Dooley was the younger brother of former Georgia coach Vince Dooley, and the uncle of ex-Tennessee coach and current Dallas Cowboys assistant Derek Dooley.

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Click here for Bill Dooley’s bio on the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame website.



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