Grimes was the interim coach for the 2000 Spartan team and led them to the 2000 Western Athletic Conference tournament title and the program's first NCAA Tournament bid. SJSU finished the 2000 season with a 10-13-1 overall record. Prior to being named interim coach, Grimes was an assistant coach at San Jose State for two seasons.
Grimes has been involved in women's soccer coaching for the past 10 years. She began her coaching career at Homestead High School in 1990 after her collegiate playing career ended. She was the co-head coach of the girl's soccer team that won the Central Coast Section championship three times.
Grimes lettered four years in soccer at Santa Clara University. She was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1989 Bronco team and the Most Valuable Defensive Player of the 1990 squad. Both teams advance to the NCAA Women's Soccer Final Four. Her freshman year, Grimes was named the team MVP after she recorded seven goals and a school record 17 assists, a record that stood for nine years. She was a two-time first team All-West selection, all-NCAA tournament selection and Adidas Academic All-America selection. Grimes also played softball for four years at Santa Clara.
After graduation, Grimes played one year (1993) with the United States Senior National Team.
Grimes graduated from Santa Clara in 1991 with a bachelor of science degree in biology with a minor in Spanish. She and her
husband, Scott, reside in Scotts Valley with their daughter Jordyn.