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Geno DeMarco 

Coaching ∙ New Brighton

 

 

 

 

In his first twelve years with the Golden Tornadoes, Geno DeMarco won more games that any other Geneva College football coach since the program began in 1890, compiling an 83-44 record (and surpassing his former coach, Gene Sullivan, in 2003). Geneva qualified three times for the NAIA National tournament during Genoís tenure, and the Golden Tornadoes won the NCAA Victory Bowl four times. Geno won Coach of the Year honors six of his first twelve seasons, including twice in the Mid-States Football Association. Geno joined the Golden Tornadoes as a player in the early 1980s as a standout linebacker and became the schoolís first NBAIA All Americans, and was recently named one of the Top 100 Geneva players from 1976 to 2000. Geno began his coaching career as a defensive line graduate assistant to Georgia Tech coach Bill Curry in 1985, then coached the defensive secondary and defensive line for two years at West Virginia University under Don Nehlen. Geno earned degrees in psychology, information systems, and business administration, and a masterís degree in business administration from WVU in 1986.