Rob Chura
Rob Chura
Title: Assistant Coach, Wide Receivers
Year: Third Season

Rob Chura enters his third season as an assistant football coach at Washington University in St. Louis and will coach the wide receivers.

In 2018, WashU posted an 8-2 overall record in the program's first season as an associate member in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) in 2018. The Bears finished in third place in the CCIW with a 7-2 mark. WashU upset then No. 12-ranked Wheaton College (Ill.) 17-10 on Oct. 13 for its first victory over a ranked opponent since 2010.

WashU averaged 33.0 points and 409.6 yards per contest. The Bears ranked first in the CCIW in turnover margin (+8) and third in pass offense (322.8 ypg), and WashU set the CCIW single-season record for passing completions in a season (273).

Chura brings 24 years of coaching experience to the Danforth Campus, most recently serving as varsity assistant coach at St. Louis University High School for 20 years. He was the offensive coordinator for the last 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 23rd year at SLUH as a Russian teacher and head of the foreign language department.

Updated June 1, 2019