The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


February 1, 2014

Pro football: Lewisburg man knows highs and lows of football


Grobes played for the Scranton Eagles, Northern Tier Bruins, Southern Tier Green Machine and the Susquehanna Valley Stallions, an eight-man, arena-style football league played outdoors.

He's won three championships as a coach and one as a player. His coaching record stands at 109-42.

"The ultimate goal is to coach in the NFL," he said. "I study the game non-stop. I go to the coaches clinics, I've been a drill coach at the NFL combine, its about exposure."

While in California for the Hall of Fame induction, he was the defensive coordinator for the All Star game in which his team won 38-36. The opposing head coach was Darrell 'Mouse' Davis, the godfather of the Run 'n Shoot offense.

"I tell my kids, 'I can't means I didn't try,' " he said. "I don't feel I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. Football is the ultimate team sport. So in order for me to have accolades that I have, so many other people had to do their jobs. It's humbling, but on the same note, I didn't do it by myself. Coaches, players, my wife, my kids, they all made sacrifices. My wife and kids are Hall of Famers."

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