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Ken Geiger

 
 

  Ken Geiger

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Ken was born and raised in Berwyn in a house on the 2900 block of Maple Avenue. He still lives in this same house. Ken coached highly successful football and wrestling teams for over 30 years at Morton High School. Ken is one of the foremost ambassadors of Morton and is the main reason we started the Morton Athletic Hall of Fame.

Ken has been involved in organized football for the last sixty years. He is a product of Fenwick High School in Oak Park and was a member of the great Fenwick teams that played in the 1945 and 1948 Kelly Bowls. He attended Monmouth College, where he played football and baseball. He was a two-year starter in football and was named all-conference in 1952. He also earned three letters in baseball at Monmouth. Ken has been and still is a driving force is getting many Morton football players scholarships to attend Monmouth.
After graduation, he served in the 101st Airborne Division during the Korean War. After he had retired from Morton, he served the Chicago Bears as a college scout, pro player evaluator and advance scout. He also served in the same capacity for the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints.
He was a pioneer along with other suburban coaches to bring about a State of Illinois football playoff championships. In 2000, Ken was inducted into the Catholic Hall of Fame. Ken has been married to his wife Sheryl for 50 years and is the proud parents of Gary, Kevin, Eric, Joni, and Susan. Thank you, Ken, for all your hard work and strength of personality.