|1993-94 Riverside High School (Texas) (Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line)
|1995 Rice (Offensive and Defensive Graduate Assistant)
|1996-97 Texas A&M (Offensive Graduate Assistant)
|1998-99 Hardin-Simmons (Offensive Line)
|2000 Boise State (Offensive Line)
|2001-03 Arizona State (Offensive Line/Running Game Coordinator)
|2004-06 Brigham Young (Offensive Line)
|2007-08 Colorado (Asst. Head Coach/Running Game Coordinator/Off. Line)
|2009- Auburn (Offensive Line)
|Player - 1988 Independence
|Coach - 1998 Cotton, 2000 Humanitarian, 2002 Holiday, 2005 Las Vegas, 2007 Independence, 2010 Outback, 2011 BCS National
|Hometown: Garland, Texas
|Wife: former Sheri Hermesmeyer
|Children daughters: Bailey, 11, and Jada, 2 sons: Garrison, 9, and Greydon, 6
|College: University of Texas-El Paso (B.S., 1991); Texas A&M (M.S., 1997)
|Playing Experience: Texas-El Paso (offensive tackle), 1987-90
Jeff Grimes is in his fourth year as offensive line coach for the Tigers and has instructed a unit that paved the way for
some of the most explosive offenses in the nation the past three seasons.
During Auburn's 2010 national championship season, Grimes' coached an offensive line that set school records for
total yards of offense (6,989) and points (577) for a second consecutive season. The Tigers led the Southeastern
Conference and were fifth nationally in rushing yards per game (284.8) and led the SEC in scoring (41.2 ppg).
The 2010 Tigers set school records for rushing touchdowns (41), passing touchdowns (31), rushing yardage (3,987) and had three offensive lineman earn
individual honors. Tackle Lee Ziemba was a consensus All-America selection and earned the Jacobs Trophy as the SEC's best blocker and was taken by the Carolina
Panthers in the NFL Draft. Guard Byron Isom was named second team All-SEC and center Ryan Pugh earned third team All-America honors.
In his first season with the Tigers, Grimes helped establish a unit that set numerous school records, including points in a season (433), most total yards of offense
in a season (5,613) and most plays in a season (914).
Auburn's 266 first downs in 2009 was the second-best total in school history, and its average of
431.8 yards per game ranked fourth. The Tigers also had the seventh-most rushing yards (2,756) in a
single season in Auburn history.
In addition, Grimes coached both Ryan Pugh and Lee Ziemba to second-team All-SEC honors during
the 2009 season.
Prior to coming to Auburn, Grimes served as the assistant head coach, running game coordinator
and offensive line coach at Colorado for two seasons from 2007-08. Two of his CU lineman from his first
season, Tyler Polumbus and Edwin Harrison, were on NFL rosters in 2008.
An 18-year coaching veteran, Grimes went to Colorado from Brigham Young, where he coached
the offensive line for three seasons from 2004-06. His 2006 BYU linemen were a large part of the
Cougars' Mountain West Conference
championship team, which finished
Grimes's success continued
at Arizona State as four of his 2001
seniors drafted into the NFL, it marked
just the second time that had been
done at any school since the NFL adopted
the seven-round draft format in
In one season at Boise
State in 2000, Grimes' offensive line
helped the Broncos lead the nation in
scoring offense and accumulate 175
rushing yards per game.
Grimes began his coaching
career in 1993 as a high school
coach at Riverside High School in El
Paso. After two years there, he moved
on to the college ranks, first working
as a graduate assistant at Rice (1995)
and then at Texas A&M (1996-97).
Grimes earned four letters
as an offensive tackle for UTEP between
1987 and 1990, including
three years under former BSU and
ASU head coach Dirk Koetter when
he was UTEP's offensive coordinator
and two years under current Philadelphia
Eagles' head coach Andy Reid.
He was in training camp
with both the Los Angeles Raiders of
the NFL and the San Antonio Riders
of the World Football League before