Groneman enters his third full season at Presbyterian College.
A four-year member of Division I Boise State football’s offensive line, Groneman boasts 12 years of strength & conditioning experience, the last nine of which have come at the NCAA Division I level.
Groneman served as the assistant strength & conditioning coach at PC since the 2011-12 season and took over the head position in the summer of 2013. He has been responsible for implementing all aspects of strength & conditioning for football, baseball, tennis, cross country, golf, softball and women’s lacrosse. He also assisted the head coaches for basketball, soccer and volleyball, while maintaining the strength facility and its equipment.
Groneman also spent four months as a consultant to the strength & conditioning staff at Division III Pacific University from January-May of 2011. While there he assisted the staff in organizing and implementing strength & conditioning programs for the entire athletics program and specifically consulted on the strength needs and systems of the football program
Prior to that engagement, he spent six years in the University of Buffalo Sports Performance Office, serving as an intern from January-July of 2004 before being named the Assistant Sports Performance Coach that same year and the Director of Sports Performance in 2007.
Serving in the latter role until December of 2009, Groneman oversaw all aspects of strength & conditioning for football, softball, tennis, women’s crew, track & field, wrestling and soccer in addition to handling the day-to-day operations of the Morris Sports Performance Center and stadium weight room. He also managed and evaluated both the football strength & conditioning staff members as well as those overseeing other sports.
Groneman also worked directly with each sport’s head coach to plan, organize and facilitate the program’s strength & condition needs on a daily basis, while handling the department’s budget and establishing functional strength programs throughout UB athletics.
During his time there, the Bulls football program achieved goals they hadn’t reached in the previous 50 years as they won both the Mid-American Conference East and Overall Championships while earning their first Bowl bid in that time during the 2008 season. Those accomplishments included the program’s first FBS victory over a nationally ranked opponent, a 42-36 win over No. 12 Ball State to clinch the league title, and their first winning season at the FBS level.
He began his professional career on the sidelines for the Forest Grove High School football program from 2001-03 where he served as the offensive line coach. In his second year, that program qualified for the first round of the playoffs for the first time in 17 years.
Collegiately, Groneman was a four-year starter on Division I Boise State’s football team from 1995-99, making 40 consecutive starts in that time. Individually, he earned All-Big West Conference honors in 1996 and 1997 and helped the Broncos to a 34-31 victory over Louisville in the 1999 Humanitarian Bowl. That same season Boise posted a 10-3 overall record, equaling the second most victories in program history to that point.
Groneman holds Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator (CPR/AED) certification through the American Red Cross and is a member of the American Football Coaches Association.
A 2000 graduate of Boise State University, Groneman holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Science Public Affairs with an emphasis on Sociology and Psychology.