Grbac returns to coach Alma mater

Former NFL star proves you can go home again

Grbac returns to coach Alma mater

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Elvis is back in the building, and that proves that you CAN go home again.

Nearly three decades after being a star quarterback at St. Joe's, Elvis Grbac returned to Villa Angela-St. Joseph wearing two hats: Athletic Director and head football coach.

Grbac met with his players today, and could already feel their passion.

“There are kids in there who are really hungry to play the game”, Grbac told 19 News.

The 48-year old Grbac, who graduated from St. Joe’s in 1988, went on to star at Michigan before playing nine years in the NFL, earning a Super Bowl ring with the 49′ers as a backup to Steve Young, then earning Pro Bowl honors as a starter with the Chiefs.

He’s been there, done it, and now it’s time to pass that knowledge on to his players.

“It was very indicative today that they want to come out and be taught the game”, Grbac said. "They want to be able to take that, maybe even to the next level. I’m trying to give that opportunity to them.

“I hang my hat on being able to teach the game. You gotta be able to teach them, and the staff that we have here will be able to do that for those guys.”

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