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Mike Groh

Mike Groh
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Wide receivers coach
Team Chicago Bears
Biographical details
Born (1971-12-19) December 19, 1971 (age 42)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Playing career
University of Virginia
Baltimore Ravens
Rhein Fire
Position(s) QB
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
New York Jets (assistant)
Virginia (WR)
Virginia (WR/QB)
Virginia (QB)
Virginia (OC)
Alabama (GA)
Louisville (QB)
Alabama (WR)
Chicago Bears (WR)

Mike Groh (born December 19, 1971, in Charlottesville, Virginia) is an American college football coach and former player, currently the wide receivers coach for the Chicago Bears. He is a former starting quarterback for the University of Virginia Cavaliers.

High school career

Groh attended

College career

Groh enrolled at the University of Virginia in the fall of 1991 and was redshirted as a true freshman. He served as a backup quarterback during his redshirt freshman season in 1992 and replaced struggling starter Bobby Goodman in a late season game against N.C. State. However, in the 1993 season, Groh lost the quarterback competition to fellow redshirt sophomore Symmion Willis and again served as a backup. In the first game of the 1994 season against Clemson, Groh alternated with Willis when the offense struggled during a 6–3 win. Groh and Willis continued to alternate at quarterback for the next few games until Groh emerged as the starting quarterback. The Cavaliers finished 9–3 for the 1994 season with a win over Texas Christian University in the Independence Bowl. Groh led the Cavaliers to a 9–4 record in the 1995 season highlighted by a 33–28 win over Florida State and a win over Georgia in the Peach Bowl. His father is Al Groh the former head coach of football at Virginia.

Coaching career

Groh was hired as an assistant for his father Al, who was head coach of the New York Jets in 2000.[1] Groh was hired on the Virginia staff in 2001 as the wide receivers coach before he took on the task of coaching the Cavalier quarterbacks in 2003 along with the receivers. Then in 2006, he was named the teams offensive coordinator. He was relieved of the offensive coordinator position at the University of Virginia in December 2008.[2] Groh spent the 2009 season at Alabama as an offensive graduate assistant as the Crimson Tide recorded a 14–0 record en route to the National Championship. Louisville Cardinals head coach Charlie Strong announced, on January 13, 2010, that he has hired Mike Groh to coach the quarterbacks at University of Louisville. On February 7, 2011, it was announced he had been given the job of wide receivers coach at the University of Alabama.[3] On February 21, 2013, it was announced that Groh was hired by the Chicago Bears as wide receivers coach.[4]


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Symmion Willis
Virginia Cavaliers Quarterback
Succeeded by
Aaron Brooks

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