Mike Groh named Bears receivers coach

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Chicago Bears announced Saturday that they had reached an agreement with Alabama receivers coach Mike Groh to hold the same position with the Bears, completing the staff of new head coach Marc Trestman.

In addition to his duties as receivers coach at Alabama, Groh served for the past two seasons as the Crimson Tide’s recruiting coordinator as the school won back-to-back national championships. He also spent time as quarterbacks coach at Louisville (2010) and worked at his alma mater, the University of Virginia, from 2001-08.

Groh worked with receivers in his first two years at Virginia before adding quarterbacks to his duties in 2003. From 2004-05, he worked with the quarterbacks exclusively and took over as offensive coordinator for the following three seasons.

He started his coaching career in 2000 as offensive assistant/quality control coach for the New York Jets.

Groh played quarterback at Virginia, where he was the starter from 1994-95. He is the only quarterback in school history to lead the Cavaliers to nine victories and a bowl win in consecutive seasons.