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George Belu enters his first season on the Ohio Dominican coaching staff as the Panthers offensive line. Belu is a veteran coach with over 30 years of coaching experience at the collegiate and professional levels.
Belu has coached at numerous colleges during his prestigious career including: Marshall (1965-68), Denison (1968-72), Miami of Ohio (1973), Colorado (1974-78), North Carolina State (1979), Louisiana State (1980-84), Indiana (1984-96), Wake Forest (1997-2000), Ohio State (2000-01), and now Ohio Dominican. His last stop was as a collegiate scout for the Arizona Cardinals (2001-08) before joining the Ohio Dominican coaching staff.
Belu began coaching in 1965 and has had many coaching positions and football responsibilities during that time. He has been an offensive line coach at six different schools and an offensive coordinator at four schools, including Indiana, LSU, North Carolina State and Colorado. He has had numerous accomplishments such as an ACC Championship at NC State, a 1982 Orange Bowl appearance at LSU, a Big Eight Title and two bowls while at Colorado, and he coached the 1979 Outland Trophy (best interior lineman) award winner.
Belu served as the OSU offensive line coach under former head coach John Cooper. In 2001 he made the jump to the NFL and became the collegiate scout with the Arizona Cardinals. During his stint with the Cardinals, Belu was a member of the Super Bowl XLIII runner-up Cardinals.
Belu also has an extensive coaching tree that includes: Mack Brown (Head Coach at Texas), John Cooper (Head Coach at OSU), Bill Mallory (Head Coach of Colorado and Indiana) and Jim Caldwell (Head Coach of Indianapolis Colts).
Belu is a 1961 graduate from Ohio University where he earned his bachelors and masters degrees. Belu was also a three-year letterwinner for the Bobcats and was a member of an undefeated Mid-American Conference championship team as a senior. After graduating from OU, Belu played three seasons as a tight end in the Canadian Football League for the Ottawa Roughriders.
Belu was inducted as a member of the Lorain Sports Hall of Fame on April 21, 1982.