Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Georgia
Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Rome, GA
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Wayne Groves

Head Football Coach/Dir.of Strength & Conditioning

Wayne Groves has been the head football coach and director of strength and conditioning since 2023. He holds a B.S. in Health and Physical Education from the University of West Georgia and has nearly two decades of experience teaching and coaching. Most recently, Groves served as defensive coordinator and strength and conditioning coordinator at Rome High School. Prior to his work at Rome, he was the defensive coordinator at Valdosta High, where his 2014 defensive unit was ranked No. 1 in AAAAAA in points allowed.

Contact Information
Strength & Conditioning
Boys J.V. Football

Head Coach

Boys M.S. Football

Assistant Coach

Boys Varsity Football

Head Coach

College Education
University of West Georgia

Episode 135: Fall Varsity Sports Recap

November 9, 2023
In this episode, senior boarding student Mary Covington talks with varsity coaches Brant Evans (cross country), Wayne Groves (football), Anna Harris (softball), Christina Kopp (volleyball) and Melissa Smyly (spirit and competition cheerleading) about the fall athletic season at Darlington. You'll hear a little bit about each team and their highlights of the fall season, from summer workouts to team bonding to their accomplishments and more. 

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Episode 121: Darlington Tigers Football Preview

August 3, 2023
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with Head Football Coach Wayne Groves and seniors Jack Chandler, Connor Ellison and Mackay Rush about the Darlington Tigers' upcoming football season. They discuss Coach Groves' coaching philosophy, how the team has been preparing, their goals for the season and what they're most excited about. 

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