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Rough Riders News · Mark Geis Selected As New Rough Rider Football Coach


The Kent City School District and the Theodore Roosevelt Athletic Department are pleased to announce the selection of Mark Geis as the new head football coach at Theodore Roosevelt High School pending February board of education approval.

Coach Geis is an experienced educator, teacher and football coach. He most recently was the head football coach at Rootstown High School (5 years) where he lead the Rovers to a 12–1 record last fall, the regional finals and was named the PTC County Coach of the Year and the 2017 Northeast Inland Division 6 Coach of the Year. Coach Geis, a North Canton Hoover, Bowling Green State and Kent State University alum, was formally the defensive coordinator and a defensive line coach at Nordonia High School.

Mark’s professionalism, football knowledge, high energy and the relationships he develops with kids will be an outstanding addition to Roosevelt, the athletic department and the Rough Rider football program.

Coach Geis has a Bachelor of Educational Foundations and Special Services and a Masters in Educational Administration. Mark will become a member of the Kent City Schools teaching staff in the fall of 2018.