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Jim Grobe
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Title Head Coach
College Wake Forest
Sport Football
Team record 59-51
Born February 17, 1952 (1952-02-17) (age 57)
Place of birth Huntington, WV
Career highlights
Overall 92-84-1
Coaching stats
College Football DataWarehouse
2006 Atlantic Coast Conference
2006 ACC Coach of the Year
2006 Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year
2006 AP Coach of the Year
Playing career
Position Guard & Linebacker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Virginia (GA)
Emory & Henry (LB)
Marshall (LB)
Air Force (LB)
Wake Forest

Jim Grobe (b. February 17, 1952 in Huntington, West Virginia) is an American college football head coach. He is in his ninth season with The Wake Forest University Demon Deacons. Prior to coaching at Wake Forest, he was coach of the Ohio Bobcats from 1995–2000, leading Ohio to an 8–3 record in 1997 and a 7–4 record in 2000. 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.


College 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 the University of 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 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 in to the Ferrum College Hall of Fame.

2006 Season

In 2006, Jim Grobe led Wake Forest to a school record 11 wins in one season, with a perfect 6–0 road record. His Wake Forest team also won the Atlantic Coast Conference football championship, by virtue of defeating Georgia Tech 9-6 in the conference title game. The Demon Deacons earned their first trip to a BCS Bowl Game and played the University of Louisville in the FedEx Orange Bowl. Grobe was named the ACC Coach of the Year, receiving 80 out of 80 votes from the league's media, making him the sixth Wake Forest coach to win the award. Grobe was also awarded the 2006 Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award, along with the 2006 AP Coach of the Year.

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

Family life

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

Head coaching records

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl Coaches# AP°
Ohio Bobcats (Mid-American Conference) (1995–2000)
1995 Ohio University 2-8-1 1-6-1 9
1996 Ohio University 6-6 5-3 4
1997 Ohio University 8-3 6-2 2 (t) - East
1998 Ohio University 5-6 5-3 3 (t) - East
1999 Ohio University 5-6 5-3 3 (t) - East
2000 Ohio University 7-4 5-3 3 (t) - East
Ohio University: 33-33-1 27-20-1
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2001–present)
2001 Wake Forest 6-5 3-5 7
2002 Wake Forest 7-6 3-5 7 W 38-17 Seattle Bowl
2003 Wake Forest 5-7 3-5 7
2004 Wake Forest 4-7 1-7 10 (t)
2005 Wake Forest 4-7 3-5 4 (t) - Atlantic
2006 Wake Forest 11-3 6-2 1 - Atlantic L 13-24 Orange Bowl 17 18
2007 Wake Forest 9-4 5-3 2 (t) - Atlantic W 24-10 Meineke Car Care Bowl
2008 Wake Forest 8-5 4-4 3 (t) - Atlantic W 29-19 EagleBank Bowl
2009 Wake Forest 5-7 3-5 4 - Atlantic
Wake Forest: 59-51 31-41
Total: 92-84-1
      National Championship         Conference Title         Conference Division Title
Indicates BCS bowl game. #Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

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Preceded by
Tom Lichtenberg
Ohio Bobcats Head Football Coach
Succeeded by
Brian Knorr
Preceded by
Jim Caldwell
Wake Forest Head Football Coach
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Joe Paterno
Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award
Succeeded by
Lloyd Carr




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