Ed Foley

Ed Foley
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Assistant head coach, tight ends coach, special teams coach
Team Temple
Conference The American
Biographical details
Born (1967-09-26) September 26, 1967
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Playing career
1985–1988 Bucknell
Position(s) Center, guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1989–1990 Albany (OL)
1991–1993 Penn (TE/OT)
1994 Williams (OL)
1995–1997 Penn (TE/OT)
1998 Jacksonville (OC/OL)
1999–2003 Fordham (OC/OL)
2004–2005 Fordham
2006 Hofstra (AHC/OL)
2007 Hofstra (AHC)
2008–2010 Temple (RC/TE/OL)
2011–2012 Temple (dir. ops.)
2013–present Temple (AHC/TE/SE)
Head coaching record
Overall 7–15

Ed Foley Jr. (born September 26, 1967) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently assistant head coach, tight ends coach, special teams coach at Temple University. Foley served as the head football coach at Fordham University from 2004 to 2005.

Playing career

Foley was a three-year starter at Bucknell University, (one season as a guard and two as a center). During his junior year, he was named the Bison's top lineman. As a senior, he served as the team's captain.

Early coaching career

Foley coached the offensive line at University at Albany, SUNY from 1989 to 1990. He served as an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania from 1991 to 1993, and again from 1995 to 1997. At Penn, Foley coached tight ends and tackles for five years and helped the Quakers to a perfect 10–0 record and an Ivy League championship in 1993. Foley was the offensive line coach for Williams College in 1994. Foley spent the 1998 season as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Jacksonville University, the first time the university sponsored a football. His Dolphin offense averaged 380 passing yards (190 passing, 190 rushing) and 30.1 points per game.


Foley coached the Fordham Rams for seven seasons, including two seasons as head coach. As Fordham's offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, Foley helped rejuvenate a program that won the Patriot League championship in 2002 with a 10–3 record.

In 2000, Foley's offense established a running game that set a team record for most rushing yards in a single (1,635 yards, an average of 149 per game). In 2001, the Fordham offense had its first 1,000-yard rusher and first-ever 1,000-yard receiver on the NCAA Division I-AA level. That yearm Rams had the second-ranked passing offense in the Patriot League and the second-best scoring offense as well.

In 2002, Fordham led the Patriot League in passing and scoring offense, while finishing second in total offense, and setting a team record for most points in a season. In addition to winning the Patriot League title, the Rams advanced to the NCAA I-AA Playoffs, where they defeated the Northeastern Huskies in the first round.

In 2003, six members of the Rams offense were named to the All-Patriot League Team, including four whom were named to the first team. The Rams broke the team record for most rushing yards in a season for the second time in Foley's tenure (1,657 yards), while also setting a school record for most pass completions in a season (255).

As head coach, Foley had a 7–15 record over two seasons with a 4–8 conference record. Foley's short tenure as head coach was due to his poor record and not endearing himself to his players.[1]


Foley spent three seasons at Hofstra University as the assistant head coach, offensive coordinator, and offensive line coach. In his first year as coordinator, the team's total yardage increased from 269 to 388 yards per game and from 16.8 to 26.9 points per game. Foley also brought balance to the Pride attack as Hofstra's rushing total was its highest since 2000 (145 yards/game) and its passing attack netted 243 yards per contest.


In 2008, Foley joined the Temple coaching staff as the recruiting coordinator, tight ends coach, and assistant offensive line coach.[2]


Foley is married and has two children. His brother, Glenn Foley, played as a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) from 1994 to 1990. His father, Ed Sr., was a quarterback at Boston College from 1963 to 1965.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Fordham Rams (Patriot League) (2004–2005)
2004 Fordham 5–6 2–4 5th
2005 Fordham 2–9 2–4 T–5th
Fordham: 7–15 4–8
Total: 7–15


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