Originally from Hamilton, VA in Loudoun County, Jimmye Laycock attended Loudoun Valley High school where he earned 12 varsity letters. After high school Laycock headed to the College of William & Mary where he quarterbacked the Tribe football team in the late 1960’s. Following a decade as an assistant coach with stints at Newport News high school, Clemson, The Citadel, and Memphis State, Laycock returned to his alma mater in 1980 where he would serve as head coach of the football program for the next 39 seasons. Over his career, he amassed 249 wins, 7 conference championships, and 10 NCAA FCS playoff appearances. He is the most successful head coach in the history of the William & Mary football program, leading the team to 24 winning seasons and 12 overall postseason appearances, including two national semifinals in 2004 and 2009. Laycock retired with the third-longest continuous head coaching tenure in NCAA Division-I football history. He has previously been inducted into the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame, and Loudoun Valley High School Athletic Hall of Fame.