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George DeLeone, a New Haven native whose career as a college and pro football coach spanned more than a half century, died Tuesday after a year’s-long bout with cancer. He was 73.
A graduate of Fairfield Prep and the University of Connecticut, DeLeone began his career as an assistant and, later, head coach at Southern Connecticut State. His last stop was as an assistant under Matt Rhule at Baylor, which confirmed the news of his death.