Jim Grobe resigns after 13 seasons at Wake Forest
- by Doug Samuels 9 months ago
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.
Jim Grobe is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. He will be missed. — FootballScoop Staff (@footballscoop) December 2, 2013
Jim Grobe is one of the finest people I've ever met. Well respected by everyone - players, coaches and media alike. And a good coach, too. — Joe Schad (@schadjoe) December 2, 2013
Absolutely fascinating. Coaches texting me about other coaches saying Wake is their dream job. Love it. Hope it happens for those guys. — FootballScoop Staff (@footballscoop) December 2, 2013