|Title:||Assistant Coach, Wide Receivers|
Rob Chura begins his first season as an assistant football coach at Washington University in St. Louis and will coach the wide receivers.
Chura brings 23 years of coaching experience to the Danforth Campus, most recently serving as varsity assistant coach at St. Louis University High School for the past 20 years. He was the offensive coordinator the past 15 years, and helped the Junior Billikens set 41 of 44 school offensive records in tenure as the OC.
Chura also spent one year as a varsity assistant coach at Vianney High School (1996) and two seasons as a graduate assistant the University of Illinois (1993-95).
He was a three-year starter for Vanderbilt University as a kicker, and earned Academic All-SEC honors and the Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award. Chura holds the Vanderbilt single-game school record for five field-goal attempts (1992 at Kentucky), and kicked the fifth-longest field goal in school history (51 yards) vs. Navy in 1992.
He received his bachelor degree in Russian and German from Vanderbilt in 1992, and earned a master’s degree in Russian in 1996 from Illinois. Chura is in his 21st year at SLUH as a Russian teacher and head of the foreign language department.