Jerry R. Tolley is the former head football coach at Elon University. Under his leadership, Elon gained a 49-11-2 record, claiming consecutive national titles in 1980 and 1981. His 1977 and 1978 squads were also nationally ranked number six and number two, respectively. During his five-year head coaching career, his teams garnered an 8-1 record in playoff bowl competition and won an impressive 80.6% of all gamed played. During his career, Tolley also received numerous coaching honors, including conference, district, state, area, and national coach of the year awards. In January 2003, he received his 35-year membership award from the American Football Coaches Association. He has also received the State of North Carolina Order of the Long Leaf Pine award and the Laurel Wreath award, the highest award given by the State of North Carolina in the area of sports and athletics.Tolley, Jerry is the author of 'Complete Book Of Defensive Football Drills', published 2004 under ISBN 9781585189113 and ISBN 1585189111.