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After 13 seasons leading the program, Jim Grobe has decided to step down.

In those 13 seasons, Grobe compiled a 77-82 record, including a 42-62 record in ACC play and a 3-2 bowl record. This year the Demon Deacons struggled to a 4-8 overall record, including a 2-6 mark in conference play.

Grobe took the head coaching job at Wake back in 2001 after leading Ohio to a 7-4 record (33-33-1 overall as head coach of the Bobcats). The height of his time Winston-Salem came in 2006 when his crew notched 11 wins, including a 6-0 record on the road and an ACC championship over Georgia Tech. Grobe was later unanimously named the ACC Coach of the Year for his work during the 2006 season

Coaches around the country recognize Grobe as one of the truly great people in the profession, that coached for all the right reasons. For a program that hasn't had a whole lot of success, Grobe will leave the program in much better shape for his successor.

The school has announced a press conference for 4:15pm EST to "talk about the football program." He will step down as the winningest coach in program history.

We will update as more information becomes available. 


Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.