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Chris Grimes
Chris Grimes
Title: Assistant Coach Safeties & Nickels
Phone: 931-372-3914
Email: CGrimes@tntech.edu
Specific Coaching Assignment/Area of Responsibility: Defense

Chris Grimes learned an awful lot about playing defense duringhis four-year career on the field for the Golden Eagles, when hewas considered one of the team’s hardest-hitters. In 2010, hereturned to his alma mater to teach the lessons he learned to thecurrent Golden Eagle players, and in 2013 he is in his fourthseason as a member of the Watson Brown’s TTU coaching staff.He moved from graduate assistant to assistant coach for the GoldenEagles in 2012.
   
A former cornerback known for his hustle and hard-hitting style ofplay, Grimes works with all phases of the Tech defense whilecoaching the safeties and nickels.
   
After a redshirt season in 2003, Chris became a fixture on thefield for the Golden Eagles during the next four years, playing in39 contests and starting 16 contests. He chalked up 158 totaltackles including 101 unassisted tackles from his cornerback spot.In addition to his jarring stops, he also recovered seven fumblesduring his career, caused two fumbles and broke up 16 passes. Hehad three career interceptions and finished with eighttackles-for-loss.
   
During his prep days, he was a two-way player for coach Don Thomasat LaVergne High School, starting at tailback and free safety. Herushed for 3,650 yards and finished his prep career with 231tackles for the Wolverines.
   
He joined the Golden Eagle coaching staff as a graduate assistantcoach in 2010 to pursue a master’s degree. Prior toretturning to Tech, he served as an assistant coach at LaVergneHigh School under head coach Will Hester. In that position, hecoached the defensive backs and special teams.
   
Grimes, 28, first graduated from Tech in 2008 with a degree inmultidisciplinary studies and received his master’s degree in2012.