Bandits Announce Resignation of Head Coach Jarrod DeGeorgia
(July 28, 2009) Today the Sioux City Bandits of the Indoor Football League announce the resignation of Head Coach Jarrod DeGeorgia. Jarrod has been the Head Coach for the past two seasons compiling a won loss record of 8-21. His 2008 team qualified for the UIF playoffs and lost in the first round to River City, 37-33. DeGeorgia has accepted a position with Paul Davis Restoration in Sioux City. With his new position coaching the Bandits was not an option to continue to do. JD was chosen as Head Coach in 2007 after a lengthy interview process that was coordinated by a Search Committee put together by Managing Partner Bob Scott.
Jarrod has been a quarterback in Sioux City for the Attack in 2000 during the inaugural IFL season. He also quarterbacked the Bandits in 2002, 2003 and the 13-2 regular season of 2005. JD is the All-Time Bandits leader in passing statistics. He has played in 62 games with 752 completions in 1,389 attempts, good for 147 touchdowns and 8,615 yards. His completion percentage over his career is 54%. He averaged 139 yards per game and is his efficiency rating was an all-time best of 99.3%. In 2005, DeGeorgia played in 18 games, starting all 18, completed 192 of 337 passes for 54 touchdowns and 2,309 yards, which stand as an all-time season best. Also, he completed 57% of his passes, good for 128 yards per game and his efficiency rating was 160.28%. Also, in 2005, JD rushed for 18 touchdowns.
DeGeorgia has long been one of the most popular players to wear a Bandits uniform. JD is one of five players to have his jersey retired by the team. Before coming to Sioux City, Jarrod played Arena Football for the Iowa Barnstormers in Des Moines, Iowa and was the backup to former NFL MVP quarterback Kurt Warner. In 1999, he played for the Stockholm Crowns of the European Football League and was named Import Player of the Year and MVP. Jarrod played his college football at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska, where he still holds numerous passing records.
JD and his wife Melissa along with their two children reside in Dakota Dunes, SD.
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