Edward (Doc) Grogg
From the moment Doc moved to Mahomet in 1967, he started to serve the people of the community. Doc played a big part in the formation of youth football in Mahomet and coached the seventh and eighth grade teams for six years. For 20 years, he was the team physician for the athletes of Mahomet-Seymour. He also served as a school board member for the Mahomet-Seymour Schools for seven years. He may be best remembered for the time he spent on the sidelines caring for injuries of the Mahomet-Seymour football players.
Dr. Grogg was the driving force behind the building of the Center for Athletic Injury Research (CAIR Center) located at the north side of the Mahomet-Seymour High School. True to Doc’s nature, this center served not only injured athletes from Mahomet-Seymour but any athlete from the surrounding area.
Doc is regarded as a pioneer in the field of sports injury research and prevention. He was the Medical Director for the Prairie State Games and served one-term as the president of the Illinois State Medical Society’s Committee on Sports Medicine. Senator Doc Davidson declared August 9th, 1991 as “Dr. Edward Grogg Day”, recognizing his efforts with the Illinois Prairie State Games.
Dr. Grogg started his professional career as a pathologist at Carle Clinic in 1967 and retired in 1991. He and his wife Letty raised six children in Mahomet. Doc passed away in 2015 at the age of 80.