List of Geneva Golden Tornadoes head football coaches
The Geneva Golden Tornadoes football program is a college football team that represents Geneva College in the Presidents' Athletic Conference, a part of the NCAA Division III. The team has had 29 head coaches since its first recorded football game in 1890.
The current coach is Geno DeMarco who first took the position for the 1993 season. He leads the list with the most games coached and the most total wins. J. B. Craig has the highest winning percentage of the coaches at .859, accumulated from 1900 through the 1903 seasons and a total of 32 games. Arthur McKean managed the most tie games with 7.
- 1 Key
- 2 Coaches
- 3 Details
- 4 Notes
- 5 References
|No.||Order of coaches[A 2]||GC||Games coached||CW||Conference wins||PW||Postseason wins|
|DC||Division championships||OW||Overall wins||CL||Conference losses||PL||Postseason losses|
|CC||Conference championships||OL||Overall losses||CT||Conference ties||PT||Postseason ties|
|NC||National championships||OT||Overall ties[A 3]||C%||Conference winning percentage|
|Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame||O%||Overall winning percentage[A 4]|
|3||J. B. Craig||1900–1903||32||26||3||3||.859||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|8||Coligny Brainerd "Dr. C. B." Metheny||1913–1916||32||16||14||2||.531||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|9||Philip Henry Bridenbaugh||1917–1921||40||23||12||5||.638||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|17||Dwight V. Beede||1934–1936||26||14||9||3||.596||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|18||Edgar P. Weltner||1937–1940||37||16||19||2||.459||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|19||Alured C. Ransom||1941–1948||34||20||12||2||.618||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|21||Walter J. West||1949–1952||34||18||14||2||.559||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|22||Byron E. Morgan||1953–1962||87||46||35||6||.563||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
- The following are details on coaches that do not have articles. For coaches with articles on Wikipedia, see links in the table above.
During his time as coach, Geneva played (and lost) games against Penn State and Pittsburgh, losing 0-30 to an undefeated Pitt team  and later in the season 0 -44 to Penn State. The season was considered especially disappointing by fans, considering the previous three-year coach J.B. Craig had posted a total record of 26-3-3.
- This section is about the college football coach. For the actor Archibald Leech, see Cary Grant (stage name)
Dr. Archibald W. Leech played football, basketball, and baseball at Geneva College. He was known for his athletic skills and was named "one of the most noted athletes ever graduated" from the school. The school suffered one of its largest defeats to Penn State by a score of 73 to 0. This game was also Penn State's ninth largest all-time margin of victory and total points scored.
Leech only coached football for one year at Geneva, but stayed on as a full professor at the college. Leech gained prominence as an educator and businessman in the area of Cambria County, Pennsylvania where he also served as postmaster.
Graydon Long (March 11, 1889-September 1966) was a professional football officials in the early days of the sport, officiating games of teams that would later make up the National Football League.
Long played high school football at West high School in Rochester, New York as a member of the class of 1908. The 1906 team concluded an undefeated season and the 1907 team produced solid results as well.
Coligny Brainerd Metheny
Coligny Brainerd "Dr. C. B." Metheny (December 30, 1889 - October 19, 1960) played football and basketball for Carnegie Tech from 1910 through the 1912 season. One publication referred to him as a "star" quarterback.
Metheney remained active in the community of Beaver Falls and was prominent in the Kiwanis organization for several decades. He would later serve as president of Pennsylvania Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors for 1954 and 1955.
Prior to taking the position at Geneva, he was the head track coach and assistant football coach at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio from 1960 until 1967. where he completed a "turnaround season" in 1962. After coaching at Geneva and a brief stint at a high school, he would return to Ohio Northern in 1971 for the remainder of his career, where he retired in 2002 as an admissions counselor. He has been credited with recruiting more students than any other person to Ohio Northern.
While at Ohio Northern, Banks would regularly hold training sessions for high school athletic administrators on how to run and promote track and field meets as well as how to coach individual events.
Banks served in the United States military during World War II as a Sergeant with the Third Army's 965th Ordnance Heavy Automotive Maintenance company in the Rhineland (Battle of the Bulge) and the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre in the Philippines.
Banks earned a Bachelor of Science in education and later a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Northern University. He later completed a Master of Education from Kent State University. He graduated from high school at New Philadelphia in 1937 where he was coached at track & field by Woody Hayes.
Daniel M. Frasier was named NAIA District 18 Coach of the Year in 1971. Frasier engineered a turnaround of the program, when the football team went to what was considered a "laughing stock of the district" to an 8-0 start in 1971 (some records show a 7-0 start and losing the last two games).
Before being head football coach at Geneva, he was assistant football coach at Geneva under Donald Lederick while simultaneously acting as the head baseball coach. He also played minor league baseball for the Houston Astros farm team.
- Although the first Rose Bowl Game was played in 1902, it has been continuously played since the 1916 game, and is recognized as the oldest bowl game by the NCAA. "—" indicates any season prior to 1916 when postseason games were not played.
- A running total of the number of head coaches, with coaches who served separate tenures being counted only once. Interim head coaches are represented with "Int" and are not counted in the running total. "—" indicates the team played but either without a coach or no coach is on record. "X" indicates an interim year without play.
- Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.
- When computing the win–loss percentage, a tie counts as half a win and half a loss.
- "Geneva College 2010 Football Media Guide". Geneva College Athletics. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2011). Bowl/All-Star Game Records (PDF). Indianapolis, Indiana: NCAA. pp. 5–10. Archived from the original on August 22, 2011. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
- Whiteside, Kelly (August 25, 2006). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today. McLean, Virginia. Archived from the original on November 24, 2009. Retrieved September 25, 2009.
- Finder, Chuck (September 6, 1987). "Big plays help Paterno to 200th". The New York Times. New York City. Archived from the original on October 22, 2009. Retrieved October 22, 2009.
- College Football Reference Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine. Geneva College 1904
- College Football Data Warehouse Pittsburgh Yearly Results (1904)
- College Football Data Warehouse Penn State Yearly Results (1904)
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Geneva Story: A Winning Fairy Tale" by MARINO PARASCENZO November 3, 1971
- Cambria County, PA Genealogy "History of Cambria County, V2
- College Football Data Warehouse Penn State 1905 Season Results
- State Collegian "State 73-Geneva 0" November 19, 1905
- College Football Data Warehouse Penn State: 50+ Points Scored In A Game
- New Castle News May 31, 1905
- West High School Football Team 1906 Football Program
- West High School Football Team 1907 Football Program
- The Encyclopedia of Pro Football In Western New York: 1900-1949[permanent dead link] "1913 Game Summaries"
- Rochester Jeffersons: History Archived 2011-10-02 at the Wayback Machine. 1913 Season Results
- Nye Family History Coligny Brainerd Metheny
- The Daily Times "Carnegie Tech Trims the Geneva Bunch" January 11, 1913
- The Pittsburgh Press "Carnegie Tech Beats Geneva" October 11, 1914
- Beaver Falls By Kenneth Britten, Beaver Falls Historical Society, 2000
- Geneva College Alumni Awards
- The Daily Times June 22, 1929
- The Daily Times June 22, 1944
- Pennsylvania Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Archived 2011-07-23 at the Wayback Machine.
- Kenton Times Archived 2011-07-13 at the Wayback Machine. "Joseph Ada Banks"
- The Evening Standard (Newspaper) "Sports" March 16, 1967
- Geneva College coaching records
- Lima News, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1967, Lima, Ohio
- Ohio Northern University Yearbook 1962 Archived 2011-07-20 at the Wayback Machine. "Track & Field"
- Ohio Northern Magazine and Alumni Journal "Joseph Banks BA ’41 and ’46, H of F ’74" Fall 2007
- Toledo Blade "Early Jump Into Track Season" by Chet Sullwold, March 30, 1965
- Ohio Northern University Athletics[permanent dead link]
- Ohio Athletic Conference "OAC Weekly Outdoor Track & Field Notes" April 23, 2007
- The Alliance Review Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine. "Joseph Banks" June 21, 2007
- Ohio Northern University Yearbook 1941 Archived 2011-07-20 at the Wayback Machine. "Senior Class"
- Ada Herald Joseph Banks (Obituary), June 20, 2007
- Beaver Country Times "Dan Fraiser-Coach of the Year" May 23, 1972
- College Football Data Warehouse Geneva College Football 1971
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Geneva Adds Dan Frasier" July 9, 1966