Assistant coach Jonathan Himebauch returns to ACC territory to work with young offensive line
Spring Game will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at BB&T Field
Fans have the opportunity to hear from the coaches and participate in a Q&A
Coach Grobe talked with members of the media prior to the start of spring practice
Jonathan Himebauch joined the Wake Forest coaching staff for the 2012 season and will assume control of the Demon Deacons' offensive line.
He comes to Wake Forest after spending three years in the Canadian Football League with the Montreal Alouettes. The Alouettes franchise won back-to-back CFL Championships in 2009 and 2010.
During the 2011 season, the Alouettes boasted the league's leading passer (Anthony Calvillo, 5,251 yards) and leading rusher (Brandon Whitaker, 1,381 yards). His line protected Calvillo, who is professional football's all-time leading passer, and helped the Alouettes to league-bests in points scored (515) and yards of net offense (7,269). In addition, Himebauch tutored the Alouettes' Josh Bourke who was named the CFL's Outstanding Offensive Lineman. In 2010, the Alouettes averaged 403 yards of offense per game and led the CFL in passing yards (5,675).
In Himebauch's first season, the Alouettes offensive line averaged 5.5 yards per rush, helping the team score at least 600 points for a second-straight season while amassing 390 yards of offense per game. Himebauch also coached offensive guard Scott Flory to his second-straight CFL Most Outstanding Lineman award in 2009.
Prior to joining the Alouettes, Himebauch tutored the offensive line at San Diego State University after serving as the varsity head coach at Harvard-Westlake High School in North Hollywood, Calif., where he led the Wolverines to a 5-5 overall record in his only campaign in 2005. The team more than doubled its win total from 2004 (2-8) and claimed its first conference victory in three years.
He began his professional coaching career with the Calgary Stampeders in 2003 where he was the offensive line coach. Himebauch spent his first three seasons as a coach as a graduate assistant at UNLV and coaching the offensive line and tight ends at Santa Barbara City College.
In addition to his experience as an offensive lineman and long snapper with the Toronto Argonauts in 1999, he played in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals and the Kansas City Chiefs, the XFL with the Los Angeles Xtreme, and NFL Europe with the Rhein Fire between 1998 and 2001.
A former lineman himself, Himebauch was a two-year starting center at the University of Southern California and was a part of the Rose Bowl Championship team that defeated Northwestern in 1996. He was a co-captain in his senior season and started 22 consecutive games for the Trojans.
Himebauch graduated with a degree in English from USC and a masters degree in education from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Himebauch and his wife Jessica Davis Himebauch have two sons, Walker (8) and Tyler (5).