Former NFL QB Elvis Grbac becomes high school football head coach at his alma mater

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Elvis Grbac, who played eight years in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens, is going back to his roots. Earlier this week, it was announced that Grbac is the new head coach and athletic director at Villa Angela-St. Joseph in Cleveland, Ohio.

Grbac played at St. Joseph High, graduating in 1988, just before the all-boys school merged with Villa Angela Academy, an all-girls school in 1990. During his time at St. Joseph, he played with future Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard. Both men are members of the school’s Hall of Fame.

According to, Grbac served as an assistant on the 2011 St. Ignatius (Cleveland) state championship team.

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