William & Mary

Message regarding the passing of Gene Epley

The William and Mary football family lost one of its own on Sunday (Nov. 21) when Gene Epley passed away at his home in Marietta, Ga., at the age of 67 after battling cancer.
In Epley's three seasons as the College's Defensive Coordinator (1983-85), he made significant contribution to the Tribe's successes on the field and to the player's lives off of it.
During his time at William and Mary, the College posted three-straight winning seasons, including a 7-4 mark in his final year with the program.
Epley went onto have a distinguished coaching career after leaving the College, highlighted by a 12-year run as the head coach at Marietta College.  He finished his stint as the Pioneer program's winningest head coach and having mentored a total of 74 all-conference performers, including six NCAA Division Div. III All-America.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday (Nov. 27, 2010) at 1 p.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 401 Scammel St., Marietta.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Gene Epley Memorial Scholarship Fund, 140 Gross St., Box 157, Marietta, Ohio 45750.