Coach Rollie Geiger is perhaps the most successful coach of any sport in ACC history. Last week, his men’s cross country team won its 11th ACC Championship in the last 15 years, and today he was named ACC Coach of the Year. It’s the 33rd time he has won an ACC Coach of the Year award and the 40th time one his teams has won an ACC Championship.
The funny thing is that Geiger, who also coaches the men’s and women’s track teams, almost went into real estate. He told us in a 2006 story that he studied for the test to get his license but landed a high school teaching and coaching job before he could take it:
“I look back on it and shake my head a bit,” he says. “Real estate in Florida is something that has been pretty good since then.”
Then again, the plaques outside Geiger’s office might be worth more to him than all the beachfront property in the Sunshine State.