Jim Grobe (born February 17, 1952) is an American football coach and former player. He was most recently the head coach at Wake Forest University from 2001 to 2013. From 1995 to 2000, Grobe served as the head coach at Ohio University.
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 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 Virginia Cavaliers and was named Academic All-ACC..
Grobe and his wife Holly have two sons, Matt and Ben. Matt is a 1995 Marshall University graduate who currently works as the head golf professional at Rhodes Ranch Golf Club in Las Vegas. Matt and his wife, Melanie, have a daughter, Mackenzie, and a son, Cameron.
In 2006, Grobe led Wake Forest to a school record 11 wins with a perfect 6–0 road record. His Wake Forest team also won the Atlantic Coast Conference 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 Louisville in the Orange Bowl. Grobe was named the ACC Coach of the Year, receiving 80 out of 80 votes from the league’s media and making him the sixth Wake Forest coach to win the award. Grobe was also awarded the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award and the AP Coach of the Year in 2006.