John Groce

by MKhanal 23 Mar,2021
John Groce
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Personal Info
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  • Birth Name John Gordon Groce
  • Birth Place Muncie, Indiana
  • Father Larry Groce
  • Mother Barbara Steele
  • Net Worth $2 Million
  • Salary $650,000
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity Mixed
  • Profession Basketball Head coach
  • Currently Working For Akron Zips
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Allison Groce
  • Children Conner, Camden and Cate

John Groce is a well-known American college basketball coach. He has been working as the head coach for the Akron Zipz Men's basketball team. Groce started working as a head coach in 2008. John has an overall record of 250-179 working as a head coach. In 2020, John won the MAC Coach of the Year award when he took his team to MAC regular season and Mac East Division championship. 

John Groce was born John Gordon Groce on September 7, 1971, in Muncie, Indiana. He is the only child born to Larry Groce and his wife, Barbara Steele. John holds an American nationality. After graduating from High School, Groce enrolled at Taylor University. Talking about his physical appearance, John stands five feet and ten inches tall and weighs over 80 kgs. 

Know About John Groce's Net Worth, Salary, and Career Earnings

John Groce has an estimated net worth of more than $3 Million. In 2017, John signed a six-year multimillion-dollar contract with Akron Zips,  paying him a $350,000 base salary for the first two seasons. He has a base salary of $650,000. He earned $479,850 in salary and benefits during the 2017-18 school year.

John as the head coach of Akron Zips SOURCE: The Champaign Room

From 2019, John has been earning  $400,000 in base salary, plus $250,000 a year ($62,500 per quarter) in "supplemental compensation," for a total of $650,000. In 2017, John owed $1.7 Million to his former team, the University of Illinois. His salary was $200,000 when he worked with Illinois. 

John Groce's Married Life; Who is his Wife?

John is a married man. He is living a happy married life along with his and their children. Groce tied his wedding knot with his longtime girlfriend, Allison Groce, in the early 2000s. The love birds had a private wedding ceremony in front of their family members and some close friends. 

John with his wife and children SOURCE: Chicago Tribune

Soon after the wedding, the love birds welcomed two children, Conner and Camden. Their eldest son, Conner, was born in 2006, and their second son, Camden, was born in 2010. In early 2015, John and Allison opened about expecting their third child. In March 2015, The duo welcomed their first daughter, Cate Groce

The family of five is living a happy life. It's been more than fifteen years of their marriage, and have not been any rumors of the couples having ups and downs in their married life. 

John's Career As Coach

Groce started his professional career as an assistant coach in 1993 with Taylor University. He worked there until 1996 and then joined NC State. After working with the team for four years, In 2000, Butler University hired him as their assistant coach. John worked with the team only for two seasons and moved to Xavier University. 

John worked as an assistant coach with Xavier until 2004 and then worked with Ohio State for four-season. In early 2008, Ohio University hired him as their head coach. Under his leadership, His team won the 2010 MAC Tournament. In 2012, the Univesity of Illinois hired John as their head coach. 

In his first year, The team won the 2012 Maui Invitational. He did not have good records in his last years with the team. He got fired by the University, and shortly, Akron Zips hired him as their head coach and has been with it since then. Geno Auriemma is another famous American basketball head coach currently working with the Connecticut Huskies Women's basketball team.

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