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George DeLeone
 

George  DeLeone

Position:
Assistant Coach (Offensive Line)

Alma Mater:
UConn, 1970

Joined Baylor:
January 2017

George DeLeone is a 47-year coaching veteran in his first season at Baylor. DeLeone coaches the Bears offensive line.

He came to Baylor after spending the 2016 season on Matt Rhule's staff at Temple, where he served as the run game coordinator and offensive line coach. He also coached at TU as offensive coordinator in 2006 and 2007, when Rhule moved from a defensive assistant to coach quarterbacks in 2007.

DeLeone, who has six years of experience coaching in the NFL, has spent 41 years on the college sidelines and coached in 14 bowl games, including the Fiesta, Orange, Peach and Sugar Bowls.

Prior to his second stint at Temple, DeLeone spent two seasons (2014-2015) with the Cleveland Browns coaching their offensive line. In 2015, the Browns had two Pro Bowl players -- both offensive linemen -- center Alex Mack and left tackle Joe Thomas.

DeLeone worked at his alma mater, UConn, from 2011--13, serving as the offensive coordinator and tight ends coach for the first two years before becoming associate head coach and offensive line coach in 2013.

From 2008 to 2010, DeLeone coached tight ends for the Miami Dolphins. Prior to those three seasons in the NFL, he spent two seasons as offensive coordinator at Temple.

In 2005, DeLeone served as the running game coordinator and offensive line coach at Ole Miss.

For two decades from 1985 to 2004, with the exception of one season in the NFL, DeLeone spent 19 years at Syracuse. He helped guide the Orange to 12 bowl games (8-3-1 record). While working with the offensive line at SU, five of his players were drafted by the NFL, and as offensive coordinator five players were named first team All-American. Syracuse won three BIG EAST Championships during DeLeone's tenure there - 1996, 1998 and 2004.

DeLeone was SU's offensive coordinator for nine years (1987-96), and he built a pro-option attack that ranked as one of the most balanced and productive offenses in the country. In that span, SU earned eight bowl bids and had QBs who ranked among the national leaders in passing every year and in the top six four times. In 1993, Marvin Graves re-wrote the quarterback's section of the SU record book, and DeLeone helped point former SU standout Donovan McNabb in the same direction.

In 2003 DeLeone's offense produced a 1,000-yard rusher for the fourth consecutive season. Walter Reyes gained 1,347 yards, the second-best single-season rushing total in Syracuse history. Reyes accumulated 1,135 yards in 2002, while James Mungro compiled 1,170 rushing yards in 2001, one year after Dee Brown amassed 1,031 yards in 2000.

Following a one-season stint coaching the offensive line for the San Diego Chargers in 1997, DeLeone returned to Syracuse as associate head coach and defensive coordinator in 1998 before becoming associate head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 1999. For the next five years, DeLeone was associate head coach, offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.

DeLeone came to Syracuse from Holy Cross, where he was the offensive coordinator and O-line coach for one season in 1984. Prior to Holy Cross, he spent four seasons at Rutgers coaching under Frank Burns from 1980-83. He moved to RU as the defensive line coach in 1980, became defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for two seasons, and moved to offensive line and special teams coach for his final year.

The New Haven, Conn., native began his coaching career at Southern Connecticut in 1970 as an offensive line coach. The 1970 Owls were the Eastern Football Conference Champions. He was promoted to head coach in 1976, a spot DeLeone held through 1979 before moving to the Division I level at Rutgers.

DeLeone graduated from UConn in 1970 with a degree in physical education and earned a master's degree in physical education from Southern Connecticut in 1971. He is a graduate of Fairfield Prep (Conn.) High School. He is the father of two sons, Andy and Mark, and is married to the former Barbara Tringali.

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