Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe resigns

Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe resigns

Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe stepped down on Monday after 13 seasons coaching the Demon Deacons.

Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe has resigned after 13 seasons. (Photo: Chuck Burton, AP)Grobe was chief architect of the most successful run by Wake Forest football in the ACC era. He finished his career tied with Peahead Walker for the most victories at the school with 77.

Following a 23-21 loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday, the Demon Deacons finished the year 4-8, their fifth consecutive losing season.

Grobe was 77-82 at Wake, including 42-62 in ACC games.

In 2006, Grobe coached Wake Forest to its first ACC title since 1970 and second ever. The Deacons beat Georgia Tech 9-6 in the conference championship and before losing to Louisville 24-13 in the FedEx Orange Bowl.

Grobe was named national coach of the year by the American Football Coaches Association, The Associated Press and other organizations.

Photo: Chuck Burton, AP

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