Jeff Genyk

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Jeff Genyk
Sport(s) American football
Current position
Title Tight ends coach
Special Teams Coordinator
Team Wisconsin
Conference Big Ten
Biographical details
Born (1960-08-22) August 22, 1960 (age 55)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Playing career
1978-1981 Bowling Green
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1990–1992 Grand Rapids C.C. (QB, WR)
1994–2003 Northwestern (LB, RB, DB, ST)
2004–2008 Eastern Michigan
2010–2012 California (TE, ST)
2013 Nevada (RB, ST)
2013-present Wisconsin (TE, ST)
Head coaching record
Overall 16–42 (.276)

Jeff Genyk (born August 22, 1960) is the Special Teams Assistant for Northwestern University. He was also a television analyst for Atlantic Coast Conference College Football for ESPN during the 2009 season and is the former head college football coach at Eastern Michigan University.

Early career[edit]

Genyk was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and was raised in nearby Milan, Michigan. Jeff's father George Genyk played college football for the University of Michigan Wolverines, and served as a captain on the 1959 team. George was drafted by the New York Titans in the first tier of the 1960 American Football League draft.

Genyk graduated from Milan High School and went on to attend Bowling Green State University where he started at quarterback for the Falcons football team. He graduated in 1982 with a degree in Business Administration. He later earned a MBA from Western Michigan University in 1989, and a master's in education from Northwestern University in 1994. During the interim, Genyk served as an assistant football coach at Grand Rapids Community College from 1990–1992. From 1994 to 2003, Genyk served as an assistant coach at Northwestern, and at different times coaching linebackers, running backs, and the secondary. From 1998–2003 he served as Special Teams Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator. During his time at Northwestern, the Wildcats won 3 Big Ten titles and participated in 4 bowl games.

Eastern Michigan[edit]

Genyk was hired by Eastern Michigan as head coach in December 2003 after 12 years as an assistant at Northwestern University (Chicago).

In 2004, the EMU team went 4–4 in the Mid-American Conference, and posted high offensive numbers. In 2007, the Eagles finished third in the MAC West, their highest showing since 1997. This included wins over Western Michigan University and Central Michigan University, giving EMU the Michigan MAC Trophy.

After tallying a 3-9 record during the 2008 campaign and going 16-42 overall during his five years at the helm, Genyk was fired in November by Eastern Michigan University. He coached the season's final game against Central Michigan, a 56-52 upset in front of a home crowd in Ypsilanti.

After Eastern Michigan[edit]

Genyk served as a television analyst for football broadcasts during the 2009 season.

From 2010-2012 Genyk served as the special teams coordinator and tight ends coach at the University of California under head coach Jeff Tedford.

On January 23, 2013, Genyk was announced as the special teams coordinator and running backs coach at the University of Nevada under new head coach Brian Polian.[1] Genyk served at Nevada for a little over a month before departing for the University of Wisconsin to serve as special teams coordinator and tight ends coach under head coach Gary Andersen.[2][3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Eastern Michigan Eagles (Mid-American Conference) (2004–2008)
2004 Eastern Michigan 4-7 4-4 4th (West)
2005 Eastern Michigan 4-7 3-5 6th (West)
2006 Eastern Michigan 1-11 1-7 6th (West)
2007 Eastern Michigan 4-8 3-4 T-3rd (West)
2008 Eastern Michigan 3-9 2-6 6th (West)
Eastern Michigan: 16-42-0 13-26-0
Total: 16-42-0
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, BCS, or CFP / New Years' Six bowl.
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.


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