Like so many professionals who lost their jobs this past year, Mike Groh accepted a severe pay cut and steep slide down the organizational depth chart when he signed up for a new gig. But unlike a CPA’s shift to a retail tax preparer, Groh’s re-entry into his chosen field has ruffled some of his colleagues’ feathers.
Groh, 37, spent the past eight seasons as an assistant coach at Virginia. From 2006-08, he served as offensive coordinator. During a December staff shakeup, Virginia head coach Al Groh fired his son. The younger Groh landed at Alabama, but not as an assistant coach. This season, he’ll be a graduate assistant.