John Kaleo

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John Kaleo (born February 5, 1971) is a retired American football quarterback in the Arena Football League for the Albany Firebirds (1993), Cleveland Thunderbolts (1994), St. Louis Stampede (1995–1996), Anaheim Piranhas (1997), San Jose SaberCats (1997), New England Sea Wolves (1999), Tampa Bay Storm (2000-2003, 2007), Austin Wranglers (2004), Los Angeles Avengers (2005), and Columbus Destroyers (2006). He won ArenaBowl XVII with the Storm in 2003. He retired from playing after the 2007 season, and currently the Offensive Coordinator for the Tampa Bay Storm.[1] Prior to this role, he was quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York.[2]

High school career[edit]

John Kaleo attended South River High School in Edgewater, Maryland and Bowie High School in Bowie, Maryland. John Kaleo was a one year varsity starter at South River High School and two year starter at quarterback on the Bowie High football team, and also played basketball, track & field, and baseball.

College career[edit]

Kaleo attended Montgomery College for two years. As a sophomore, he was a Junior College All-American, the NJCAA Player of the Year, and was voted the JUCO Player of the Year by the Washington D.C. Touchdown Club.

Kaleo then transferred to the University of Maryland for his final two seasons. As a senior, he set single-season school records in passing yards (3,392), completions (286), attempts (482), total yards (3,472) as well as single-game touchdown passes with five. After his senior year, he participated in the Blue-Gray Football Classic.

Coaching career[edit]

He served two seasons, 2007 and 2008, as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Iona College Gaels.[3] Newly hired Towson head coach Rob Ambrose selected Kaleo as his quarterbacks coach.[4] He currently has two sons by the names of Parker and Carson, and Carson's 8 on 8 tbyfl team, the citrus park bills, are in the super bowl vs. the ravens.


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