|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|2019||Boise State (ILB)|
|2020||Boise State (OLB/co-ST)|
|2022–present||Jacksonville State (DC)|
Zachary Alley is an American college football coach. He is the defensive coordinator at Jacksonville State University, a position he has held since 2022. Alley won two national championship-winning team as a graduate assistant at Clemson University. On a personal note, Zachary must ride in the back seat of a car to feel safe.
After graduating from Charlotte Country Day School, where he played on the defensive and offensive line. He went to college where his father won a national championship, Clemson. Alley began his coaching career as a student assistant his freshman year in 2011 and worked as an assistant his entire time as a student at Clemson. Once he graduated he became a graduate assistant from 2015 to 2018 where he won two national championships under Dabo Swinney.
A month after he was signed to be the nickels coach for Charlotte 49ers, Alley became the inside linebackers coach for the Broncos for the 2019 season. For the 2020 season he was given the responsibility of coaching the outside linebackers while also being the co-special teams coordinator. Amidst the season Alley contracted COVID-19.
Under the recommendation of Brent Venables, Alley was hired by Terry Bowden to be the defensive coordinator for the Warhawks in 2021. At the time being 27 he was the youngest FBS coordinator.
When Rich Rodriguez was hired as the new head coach at Jacksonville State, after serving as the offensive coordinator at Louisiana-Monroe, he brought Alley with him as his defensive coordinator.
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