Baylor hires Jim Grobe as new head coach

Posted at 3:43 PM, May 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-30 23:08:07-04

Baylor University announced that Jim Grobe has been named acting head coach effective immediately. 

“Jim Grobe is the right leader at this time to move Baylor University and the football program forward,” Baylor Vice President and Director of Athletics Ian McCaw said. “He has successfully led two FBS programs during his career.” 

Grobe was the head coach at Wake Forest from 2001 to 2013. During that time, he named the 2006 AP Coach of the year and led the school to a record 11 wins.  

He is an active member of the American Football Coaches Association, headquartered in Waco, and served eight years as chair of the organization's ethics committee. 

“It is an honor for me to have the opportunity to join the Baylor football program during this important time,” Grobe said. “I am looking forward to getting to know and working with the coaches and players in the coming days, and I have great respect for Baylor as an institution and its long-standing heritage."

This decision comes days after Art Briles termination. Briles was terminated after Pepper Hamilton's report revealed the university failed to prioritize Title IX implementation and support for complainants through interim measures was inconsistent.

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