Former Wake football coach remembers Skip Prosser


Nine years ago on Tuesday, Wake Forest lost a special member of its family when Deacons basketball coach Skip Prosser passed away at the age of 56. Not only did Prosser leave his mark in Winston-Salem as a basketball coach, guiding Wake to the 2003 ACC regular-season championship, but he was also known as one of the most beloved representatives of the university off the court.

Jim Grobe, who was the Deacons’ football coach from 2001-13, was one person who grew close to Prosser. On Wednesday, Grobe talked about the Prosser he knew during a visit with The David Glenn Show.

“One of my favorite guys of all time,” Grobe said. “One of the most competitive guys that I’ve ever been around, but one of the classy guys. He’s one of those guys that, when you saw Skip coming, you just started smiling. You knew that you were going to have fun when Skip was around. I still miss him to this very day.”

Below is the full segment: