Richmond Times-Dispatch

VUU’s Bailey to be honored byHall

- BY JOHN O’CONNOR joconnor@timesdispa­tch.com (804) 649-6233 Twitter: @ RTDjohnoco­nnor

Former Virginia Union coach Willard Bailey will be inducted to the Black College Football Hall of Fame in June. Bailey is one of six inductees from a group of 25 finalists, the organizati­on announced Thursday.

Bailey coached at Virginia Union 1971-1983 and 1995-2003, Norfolk State 1984

1992, Saint Paul’s 2005-2010, and Virginia-Lynchburg 2011-2013.

Bailey’s teams went 238169-7. He directed teams to seven Central Intercolle­giate Athletic Associatio­n championsh­ips. Under Bailey, VUU made five consecutiv­e appearance­s in the Division II playoffs 1979-83.

The other members of the Class of 2021 are former players Coy Bacon (Jackson State),

Greg Coleman (Florida A&M), Jimmie Giles (Alcorn State), Winston Hill (Texas Southern), and Roynell Young (Alcorn State). The induction ceremony will be held at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

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