Jeff Stickley is serving as an assistant football coach for the Generals as he is in phased retirement. It is his third stint serving as an assistant football coach at the University, having been with the team from 1982-85 and then holding the offensive coordinator and offensive line coaching position from 1987-03.
Stickley had served as Washington and Lee's head baseball coach from 1987-15 and he is the school's all-time wins leader, retiring with a 426-422-4 (.502) overall record. A four-time ODAC Coach of the Year, Stickley guided W&L to eight seasons of 20 or more wins and 11 straight winning seasons from 1999-2009. Additionally, the Generals advanced to the ODAC Tournament 11 times in his final 13 seasons, claiming the program's first ODAC title and NCAA Tournament berth in 2009.
W&L advanced to the ODAC title game four times during his tenure, including in 2003 when the Generals set a program record with 28 wins (28-8).
In 1986, Stickley left W&L to become athletic director and head baseball coach at Lexington High School. He returned to W&L in 1987 as head baseball coach and assistant football coach.
Stickley earned his master's degree in secondary education and administration from James Madison University in 1985. He graduated from Bridgewater College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education in 1977.
Stickley served as baseball and football coach for Alta Vista High School from 1977 to 1979 and as an assistant baseball and football coach at Lexington High School from 1979 to 1980. He has also served as a coach in the Harrisonburg summer league.
He is a 1972 graduate of Harrisonburg High School, where he was an all-district shortstop for the Blue Streaks and a class president for three years.
Stickley and his wife Daphne reside in Rockbridge County. Their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, graduated from the University of Virginia.