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Mark Farley


Mark Farley

Mark Farley
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Northern Iowa
Conference MVFC
Record 108–51
Biographical details
Born (1963-04-05) April 5, 1963 (age 51)
Waukon, Iowa
Playing career
1983–1985 Northern Iowa
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Northern Iowa (GA)
Northern Iowa (LB)
Kansas (LB)
Northern Iowa
Head coaching record
Overall 108–51
Tournaments 11–7 (NCAA D-I playoffs)
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
7 MVFC (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011)
Eddie Robinson Award (2007)

Mark Farley (born April 5, 1963) is an American football coach. He is currently the head coach at the University of Northern Iowa, a position he has held since 2001. Farley played inside linebacker at Northern Iowa from 1983 to 1985. He led the team in tackles in 1984 and 1985 and was named Gateway Football Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 1985. He then became an assistant at Northern Iowa. In 1989 he was named linebackers coach by new head coach Terry Allen. In 1997 he followed Allen to the University of Kansas, but left in 2001 when the head coaching position at his alma mater opened up. Acting as his own defensive coordinator, Farley's squads perennially rank among the top defense teams in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision. In 2008 Farley served as the interim director of athletics at Northern Iowa.[1]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Northern Iowa Panthers (Missouri Valley Football Conference) (2001–present)
2001 Northern Iowa 10–3 6–1 1st L NCAA Division I-AA Semifinal 4
2002 Northern Iowa 5–6 2–5 T–6th
2003 Northern Iowa 10–3 6–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal 5
2004 Northern Iowa 7–4 5–2 3rd 25
2005 Northern Iowa 11–4 5–2 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA Championship 2
2006 Northern Iowa 7–4 5–2 T–2nd 17
2007 Northern Iowa 12–1 6–0 1st L NCAA Division I Quarterfinal 5 4
2008 Northern Iowa 12–3 7–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I Semifinal 4 4
2009 Northern Iowa 7–4 5–3 T–3rd 18 18
2010 Northern Iowa 7–5 6–2 1st L NCAA Division I First Round 18 19
2011 Northern Iowa 10–3 7–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I Quarterfinal 5 6
2012 Northern Iowa 5–6 4–4 T–6th [2] RV[2]
2013 Northern Iowa 4–5 0–5 T–9th
Northern Iowa: 108–51 65–29
Total: 108–51
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.


External links

  • Northern Iowa profile
  • College Football Data Warehouse

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