Al Groh

Al Groh

College Football Analyst

Al Groh, former NFL coach and two-time ACC Coach of the Year, joined ESPN in 2013 as a college football analyst.

Groh has more than 44 years of collegiate and professional coaching experience, including 13 seasons in the NFL, a Super Bowl title with the New York Giants and a decade of coaching under Bill Parcells.

He most recently was the defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech from 2010-12. Prior to that, he was the head coach of the University of Virginia from 2001-09 and the head coach of the New York Jets in 2000 after spending 1997-99 as the Jets linebackers coach. His other NFL coaching positions included the defensive coordinator/linebackers coach of the New England Patriots (1993-96), linebacker coach of the Cleveland Browns (1992), defensive coordinator and linebacker coach of the New York Giants (1989-91) and the tight end/special team’s coach of the Atlanta Falcons (1987).

Groh’s other college coaching destinations were the offensive coordinator of University of South Carolina (1988), head coach of Wake Forest University (1981-86), linebacker coach for Texas Tech University (1980), Air Force defensive coordinator (1978-79), linebacker coach for the University of North Carolina (1973-77), University of Virginia defensive line coach (1971-72) and Army freshmen defensive coordinator (1968-69).

Groh played defensive end at the University of Virginia and also lettered as a defenseman for the Cavalier lacrosse team. Groh, a native of Long Island, N.Y., graduated from the Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce in 1967.


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