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Jim Grobe

Jim Grobe
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1952-02-17) February 17, 1952
Huntington, West Virginia
Playing career
1971–1972 Ferrum
1973–1974 Virginia
Position(s) Guard, linebacker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1975 Virginia (GA)
1976–1977 Liberty HS (Bedford, VA)
1978 Emory & Henry (LB)
1979–1983 Marshall (LB)
1984–1994 Air Force (LB)
1995–2000 Ohio
2001–2013 Wake Forest
Head coaching record
Overall 110–115–1
Bowls 3–2
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
1 ACC (2006)
AP College Football Coach of the Year (2006)
Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award (2006)
Sporting News College Football COY (2006)
MAC Coach of the Year (1996)
ACC Coach of the Year (2006)

Jim Britt Grobe (born February 17, 1952) is an American football coach and former player. He was most recently the head coach at Wake Forest University from 2001 to 2013. From 1995 to 2000, Grobe served as the head coach at Ohio University. In 2006, he was named ACC Coach of the Year by a unanimous vote and AP Coach of the Year for coaching Wake Forest to an 11–2 regular season. After posting five consecutive losing seasons, Grobe resigned after the 2013 campaign.


  • Playing career 1
  • Coaching career 2
    • Wake Forest 2.1
      • 2006 season 2.1.1
      • Resignation 2.1.2
  • Family 3
  • Head coaching record 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Playing career

Grobe earned his undergraduate degree (B.S.) in education from the University of Virginia in 1975 and earned a master's degree in guidance and counseling from Virginia in 1978. As a player at Virginia in 1973 and 1974, Grobe played middle guard (1973) and linebacker (1974). He was a two-year starter for the Virginia Cavaliers and was named Academic All-ACC.

Before enrolling at Virginia, Grobe spent two seasons with Ferrum College, then known as Ferrum Junior College, where he played linebacker on the undefeated Coastal Conference championship team. Grobe earned the Catlin Citizenship Award and the Big Green Award. In the fall of 2002, Grobe was inducted into the Ferrum College Hall of Fame.

Coaching career

Wake Forest

2006 season

In 2006, Grobe led conference title game. The Demon Deacons earned their first trip to a BCS bowl game and played Louisville in the Orange Bowl. Grobe was named the ACC Coach of the Year, receiving 80 out of 80 votes from the league's media and making him the sixth Wake Forest coach to win the award. Grobe was also awarded the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award and the AP Coach of the Year in 2006.

On February 27, 2007, Grobe signed a 10-year contract extension through 2016.[1]


Grobe resigned from Wake Forest on December 2, 2013 after posting a fifth-consecutive losing season.[2]


Grobe and his wife, Holly, have two sons, Matt and Ben, and two grandchildren.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Ohio Bobcats (Mid-American Conference) (1995–2000)
1995 Ohio 2–8–1 1–6–1 9th
1996 Ohio 6–6 5–3 4th
1997 Ohio 8–3 6–2 T–2nd (East)
1998 Ohio 5–6 5–3 T–3rd (East)
1999 Ohio 5–6 5–3 T–3rd (East)
2000 Ohio 7–4 5–3 T–3rd (East)
Ohio: 33–33–1 27–20–1
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2001–2013)
2001 Wake Forest 6–5 3–5 7th
2002 Wake Forest 7–6 3–5 7th W Seattle
2003 Wake Forest 5–7 3–5 7th
2004 Wake Forest 4–7 1–7 T–10th
2005 Wake Forest 4–7 3–5 T–4th (Atlantic)
2006 Wake Forest 11–3 6–2 1st (Atlantic) L Orange 17 18
2007 Wake Forest 9–4 5–3 T–2nd (Atlantic) W Meineke Car Care
2008 Wake Forest 8–5 4–4 T–3rd (Atlantic) W Eaglebank
2009 Wake Forest 5–7 3–5 4th (Atlantic)
2010 Wake Forest 3–9 1–7 6th (Atlantic)
2011 Wake Forest 6–7 5–3 T–2nd (Atlantic) L Music City
2012 Wake Forest 5–7 3–5 4th (Atlantic)
2013 Wake Forest 4–8 2–6 6th (Atlantic)
Wake Forest: 77–82 42–62
Total: 110–115–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, BCS, or CFP / New Years' Six bowl.
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.


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