San Jose SaberCats Standout Mark Grieb Tabbed as Menlo Football Head Coach

April 4, 2013:

Menlo College is proud to announce that Mark Grieb has been named the newest Menlo head football coach. Grieb, a 1996 graduate of UC Davis, makes his return to the Oaks football program following two brief stints as an assistant coach. In 2003 he served as the team’s offensive coordinator and in 2011 he headed up the receiving corps as a position coach.

“I'm very pleased to have Mark join the Oaks family,” said Keith Spataro, Director of Athletics at Menlo. “Our players, their families and the Menlo community - including the alumni, are going to be extremely pleased to have Mark at the helm. He will prove to be an amazing leader and I look forward to working with him as he builds an amazing football program here at Menlo College.”

From 1999-2012, Grieb spent 12 successful seasons as the quarterback of the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League (AFL) where he led the squad to three Arena Bowl championships, earning MVP honors in 2004 and 2007. He earned Maxwell Club Arena Football Player of the Year honors in 2004. During this time he launched an assault on the AFL’s career record books; inking his name in the top-three in 6 career offensive categories including: Most passes completed in a career, completion percentage, passing yards, touchdown passes, most passes attempted, and most seasons as the league leader in passing yards. He was the first player in AFL history to throw for more than 4,000 yards in seven-straight seasons and the only player in league history to throw for 70-plus scores in nine-straight seasons. During his last two seasons with the team, Grieb rolled into a role as both a player and coordinator, running offensive meetings and practices and leading offseason workouts for teammates under head coach Darren Arbet and Offensive Coordinator Terry Malley. Utilizing his experiences as both a player and coordinator bodes well for Grieb and his future with Menlo College.

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San Jose SaberCats Standout Mark Grieb Tabbed as Menlo Football Head Coach