Joe Palmisano

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Joe Palmisano
Sport(s) Football
Playing career
1972–1975 Iowa State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1993–1994 Malone
1995–1996 Akron (WR/RC)
1997 Akron (DB)
1998–2000 Akron (DC)
Head coaching record
Overall 9–9–1

Joe Palmisano (born c. 1954) is a former American football player and coach in the United States. He served as the head football coach at Malone College from 1993 to 1994, compiling a record of 9–9–1.

Playing career[edit]

Palmisano played college football at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa from 1972 until 1975, and graduated with a B.A. in 1976.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Malone College[edit]

Palmisano was the first head football coach for the Malone Pioneers located in Canton, Ohio and he held that position for two seasons, from 1993 until 1994. His career coaching record at Malone was 9 wins, 9 losses, and 1 tie. This ranks him fifth at Malone in total wins and third at Malone in winning percentage.[2]

Other coaching positions[edit]

Palmisano worked at several other coaching positions in football. At the University of Akron, he was recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach in 1995 and 1996, defensive secondary head coach in 1997,[3] and in 1998 became the team's defensive coordinator[4][5] where he remained until the conclusion of the 2000 season.[6] He later became a sports broadcaster for the college football games.[7]

Palmisano later became an assistant coach with the Canton Legends of the American Indoor Football League.[8]

Broadcasting career[edit]

Palmisano now hosts the Saturday morning talk show from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on News-Talk 1480 WHBC in Canton, Ohio.


  1. ^ University of Akron Zips 1998 Team Roster
  2. ^ Malone Coaching Records
  3. ^ NCAA News Releases, March 30, 1998
  4. ^ New York Times "Transactions" March 6, 1998
  5. ^ The Sporting News[permanent dead link] "Stopping the Unstoppable" by Tom Dienhart, October 30, 2000
  6. ^ NCAA News April 09, 2001
  7. ^ Akron Football Notes: Sept. 28 vs. Miami (Ohio)
  8. ^ Canton Legends "Coaching Staff Announcement" January 17, 2008