Willey is in his second stint as Head Men's and Women's Cross Country & Track Coach, which began in 1986.
He earned a Bachelors of Science in Health & Physical Education from Rio Grande College in 1973 . Willey went on to earn his Masters in Health Education from Union College in 1975.
Willey's first stint as Head Track & Cross Country Coach at Rio Grande College was from 1975-1979.
He left to become Head Men's Track and Cross Country Coach at Morehead State University and was there from 1979-1985 before returning to Rio Grande.
While at Rio Grande Willey has coached five Individual National Champions, 100 All-Americans and 44 Academic All-Americans .