Coach George "Gig" Naum, Football Coach in Austria joins Mother Love in studio to share his life work. Coach George Naum received a B.S. degree in Health Sciences and Physical Education from Boston University. In his 30-year career, Coach Naum has built, owned and operated ten Health, Fitness and Personal Training facilities on both the East & West Coasts. While attending graduate school at California State University, Northridge, Coach Naum was hired as Strength and Conditioning Coach and Linebacker Coach for the CSUN football team. In 1989 George met and married Mandy Tanny (also known in the as the Muscular Gourmet). Together they started TANNY’S PERSONAL FITNESS Health Clubs, building and operating five Health Club & personal training centers in the LA area.
In the fall of 2010, after the loss of his wife and partner Mandy who died after a 5 ? year battle with breast cancer, Coach George Naum was given an opportunity to return to his lifelong passion, football. He was offered and accepted the positions of Head Coach & General Manager of the Carinthian Lions, a professional team in the Austrian Professional American Football League. American Football is growing by leaps and bounds in Europe and Austria is regarded as having the best American Football teams in Europe. After a very tough first year in 2011, where Coach Naum finished with a 3-7 record, Coach Naum guided the Carinthian Lions to their first ever SilverBowl Championship as the top team in the Men’s Division finishing with an 8-2 record in 2012. He is now back in the United States working on projects that include exclusive programs for personal trainers, coaches and medical professionals in the post-rehab environment and working with the American Gladiators franchise in developing training centers in the United States. Coach Naum also has worked as a design & development consultant, engineering and developing over 30 health & fitness facilities for individual owners, along with wellness programs for hospitals, colleges and corporations across the country.