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George Joseph O'Leary (born August 17, 1946) is the head football coach of the UCF Knights football team that represents the University of Central Florida located in Orlando, Florida; he previously coached the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team from 1994 to 2001, and served as an assistant coach for the Minnesota Vikings from 2002 to 2004. O'Leary is widely known for his success with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, his brief tenure as head coach for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and for coaching the UCF Knights to the fourth-best turnaround in NCAA history in his second year with the team.

George O'Leary was born on August 17, 1946 in Central Islip, New York. O'Leary is married to Sharon O'Leary and they have four children; two daughters, Chris and Trish, and two sons, Tim and Marty. Marty was a senior free safety on the 2001 Georgia Tech team that his father coached.

O'Leary earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in physical education from the University of New Hampshire, where he graduated in 1968.

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