George Kosanovich

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One of the top coaches in the history of Delaware high school football, George Kosanovich was a consistent winner wherever he roamed the sidelines as part of a stellar 42-year career in the First
State. When Coach K retired following the 2013 campaign, he had recorded an overall mark of 264-177-12 (.596) at Wilmington High School, McKean High School, and Concord High School and ranked as the
third winningest coach in state history. Taking over at Wilmington HS in 1972, he posted a record of 35-20-5 over six seasons, including winning the 1976 Blue Hen Conference Flight B championship. In
five seasons at McKean HS (1978-1982), his teams were 25-20-2 and captured two Flight B titles. He then took over at Concord HS in 1983 and built the Raiders into consistent winners. Over 32 seasons
at Concord, his teams posted a mark of 204-137-5 (.597), reaching the state tournament an incredible 11 times. His squads captured state titles in 2003, 2004, and 2006 and finished as state
runners-up in 1997 and 2005.  He was named the Delaware High School Division 2 Coach of the Year following that 2004 title season. Along the way, he coached five future National Football League
players, including 2019 DSMHOF inductee Montell Owens (Jacksonville, Detroit, and Chicago, 2006-14), former University of Delaware All-American Paul Worrilow (Atlanta, Detroit, and New York Jets in
2013-19), Justin Brown (Pittsburgh in 2014), Delaware State standout Albert Horsey (Baltimore in 2001), and Javor Mills (Jacksonville in 2002). In 2009, the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters
Association presented him the Tubby Raymond Coach of the Year Award. A native of Weirton, W.Va, George came to Wilmington High at the urging of his roommate at Marshall University, Alex Sansosti,
whom he succeeded as the Red Devils’ coach after assisting on their 1971 state championship team. George always wore shorts during games, whatever the weather, to make his players believe it was
never too cold to play. He also coached wrestling, girls’ basketball and softball at Concord, taking over softball in the early 1990’s and coaching until 2014, leading the Raiders to the state
tournament his final season. He was named the state’s Coach of the Year for softball in both 2003 and 2014. 

 

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