According to Wikipedia, Jerry Russell Tolley is an American football coach, educator and politician. He served as the head football coach at Elon University from 1977 to 1981, compiling a record of 49–11–2. His 1980 and 1981 teams were both crowned NAIA national champions. He graduated from East Carolina University with a master's degree in education in 1966. He also received his Ph.D from University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1982.