Born February 9, 1915 in Lake Mills, WI
Attended Lake Hills High School, Graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison BS in 1938, MS in 1946
Coached football at:
• Lake Mills High School 1940-41, 1946-54; and
• Brookfield Central 1955-58
Coached Football 13 years, Won 63, Lost 42, Tied 7
Harley coached his teams at Lake Mills to four championships and at Brookfield Central to one. Many of his football players have went on to be outstanding players in college and high school football coaches.
He coached basketball at Lake Mills for eight years and his teams won four championships. His baseball teams won two championships in six years and the golf teams at Lake Mills earned one championship in six years. Harley also coached golf at Brookfield Central for six years and the teams finished first four times.
He is a past president of the Wisconsin High School Coaches Association and Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association. As of March, 1980, he was the only person to have served as president of both of these organizations.
In 1934-35 Harley was a member of Wisconsin's Big Ten Basketball Champions. In 1943 he served under Charlie Bachman as Camp Grant assistant football coach. He played Service basketball with Camp Grant 1941-42, 1942-43, and with Valley Forge Medics 1944-45 and 1945-46. In pro-basketball Harley was with the Wilmington, Delaware Bombers in American Pro League.
In 1973 Harley was honored with a special citation by the National Federation of State High School Associations for his outstanding contributions to athletics.
Tag(s): Hall of Fame