Until a few years ago, many people didn’t even know that Wake Forest had a football program. The Demon Deacons were known mostly for their basketball team and former standout Tim Duncan, but Jim Grobe has done a lot to change that since taking over as head football coach in 2001. In 2006, Grobe led the Demon Decons to their first ever 11-win season, an ACC championship and first BCS Bowl Game appearance in the Orange Bowl. And even though Wake Forest lost to Louisville, they put the college football world on notice that they are now a force to be reckoned with. Among the many awards that Grobe won for the 2006 season were the AP Coach of the Year, Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year and ACC Coach of the Year (with 80 out of 80 possible votes).
As a player, Jim Grobe was a standout at Ferrum College and then the University of Virginia, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s in guidance and counseling. Those skills have served him well in his long coaching career that also includes time at Marshall, Air Force and Ohio. Grobe and his wife, Holly, are the parents of two sons.
Few college coaches have risen in stature as quickly as Jim Grobe, so it helps to have the experience of TSE on your side when you arrange for a Jim Grobe speaking appearance or Jim Grobe endorsement. We can help you get the lowest possible Jim Grobe appearance fee.
**Jim Grobe Speaker**
If you want a speaker who can talk about turning things around in a hurry, Jim Grobe is your man. He has taken the Wake Forest football program from obscurity to prominence in a few short years.
**Jim Grobe Appearance**
When Jim Grobe led Wake Forest to an appearance in the Orange Bowl, it marked a historic event in the history of the program. And now that he’s signed a long-term contract, more historic events are sure to come.
**Jim Grobe Endorsement**
The Associated Press and the members of the ACC media gave a huge Jim Grobe endorsement when they named him the coach of the year for his amazing work during the 2006 season.
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