Bill Hurley, a former National Football League defensive back, is in his fourth season as a defensive assistant with the Dukes. Hurley, who played quarterback in college and safety in the pros, works in all areas on the defensive side of the ball, with a focus on the defensive backfield.
Hurley has kept busy in each of the past two springs coaching in Europe.
The Buffalo, N.Y. native was a four-year starter at quarterback for Syracuse from 1975-79. A two-time team Most Valuable Player, Hurley set 22 school records for passing and total offense as an undergrad. As a senior he, along with teammates Joe Morris, Art Monk, Craig Wolfley and Gary Anderson, helped the Orange to a spot in the Independence Bowl - Syracuse's first bowl appearance in 12 years. He finished his career as SU's all-time leading passer, total offense leader and third-leading rusher. He capped his college career with appearances in three all-star games, earning MVP honors at the Blue-Gray game.
Hurley, 51, was drafted as a safety in the fourth round of the 1980 draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers and played for the New Orleans Saints in 1982 and Saints and Buffalo Bills in 1983.
Hurley resides in Dormont.