He is a "renowned" gym teacher working at Prufrock Preparatory School who wears a turban to cover his one eyebrow and expensive looking running shoes to cover his tattoo of an eye on his ankle. In the TV series, he speaks with an accent.
He is reluctant to remove his turban for "religious reasons". Vice Principal Nero says he won't ask Genghis to violate his religious beliefs, thinking it's more important than proving Genghis isn't a killer, and claims to do so is religious persecution. When asked what religion this is, the Hook-Handed Man says Reconstructionist Judaism and Olaf replies, "...Yes, that."
Genghis claims he shouldn't remove his shoes because he has been running all day and his feet smell.
As Coach Genghis, Count Olaf persuades Vice Principal Nero to let him put Violet Baudelaire and Klaus Baudelaire through his S.O.R.E. exams. When Vice Principal Nero gleefully expels the Baudelaire children for "cheating" during the S.O.R.E. exams, Sunny Baudelaire lunged towards Coach Genghis and removed his turban exposing his true identity. Count Olaf gets away where the White-Faced Women disguised as lunch ladies managed to abduct Duncan Quagmire and Isadora Quagmire.
- During the marketing phase of Season 2, Netflix seemed very reluctant to show Coach Genghis, possibly because they thought Coach Genghis may be offensive. For example, he does not appear in the "Count Olaf in Disguise" trailer, the 7 Dangerous Disguises trailer, the tie-in book cover, etc.