Former Notre Dame football captain David Grimes returned to the program in 2011 and started his role as assistant strength and conditioning coach in 2012. He is a registered strength and conditioning coach by the NSCA.
As the player development intern in 2011, Grimes served as a resource for the Irish football players. He acted as a liaison between the players and coaching staff, and served as a primary contact between Notre Dame’s student welfare and development office and academic services for student-athletes department. Through the student welfare and development office, Grimes helped coordinate community service projects through the “Irish Around the Bend” program. He also helped coordinate and monitor the study hall sessions at the Guglielmino Athletics Complex.
Grimes graduated from Notre Dame in 2009 with a degree in marketing and participated in the training camps of the Denver Broncos in 2009 and Kansas City Chiefs in 2010.
Voted a team captain as a senior, Grimes played wide receiver for the Irish from 2005-08. He played in 45 games during his Notre Dame career and started 24 contests. Grimes played in three bowl games, including two Bowl Championship Series games (2006 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and 2007 Allstate Sugar Bowl).
Born in Los Angeles, Grimes graduated from St. Martin DePorres High School in Detroit, Michigan, and was valedictorian at his senior year commencement.