Bill Dooley

Bill Dooley (born April 1, 1960)

Teams coached: Richmond Spiders, Delaware Valley Aggies
Richmond record: 43-69 (.384)
Delaware Valley record^: 22-54 (.289)
Overall record^: 65-123 (.346)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2015-2016 Virginia Tech (women’s asst)
2012-2015 Hartford (asst)
2002-2003 Delaware Valley
1998-2000 Delaware Valley
1993-1997 Richmond
1987-1993 Richmond (asst)
1985-1987 Richmond (grad. asst)

Bill Dooley Facts

  • Bill Dooley
  • Born April 1, 1960
  • Alma Mater: University of Richmond (BA, 1983 & MA, 1987)
  • First played at Catholic U in Washington, DC for head coach Jack Kvancz, before finishing his career at Richmond playing for Dick Tarrant
  • Started his coaching career at Richmond, working under Tarrant for eight seasons – first as a graduate assistant then a full-time assistant
  • Elevated to head coach at Richmond in 1993, taking over at just 33 years old; went 43-69 in four seasons at the helm
    • Went 14-14 (8-6) in his first season and was named 1994 CAA COY, but finished below .500 the next three seasons
  • Spent three-plus seasons as the head coach at D-III Delaware Valley (1998-2000 and 2002-03), going 22-54 overall
    • In between those stints, Dooley worked as the head coach of the Irish National Basketball team
    • Reached the semi-finals of the European Championship, named IBA International COY in 2002
  • Later spent two seasons as head boys’ basketball coach (2005-07) at Germantown Friends School, then five seasons (2007-12) at Chestnut Hill Academy – both in Philadelphia
  • Returned to the D-I college sidelines in 2012, spending three seasons on John Gallagher‘s staff at Hartford
  • Worked under Dennis Wolff for one season (2015-16) with the Virginia Tech women’s basketball program

Bill Dooley Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I and Division III levels only