Grossmont’s Quarterbacks A Community College Legend Football 8800 Grossmont College Dr. Chad DeGrenier Tom Karlo Akili Smith Brian Halsey Josh Schmidt El Cajon, CA 92020 Return Service Requested Nick Forston Tanner Engstrand Clint Womack Jarrod Jackson Jordan Adams Reilly Murphy Mike Jordan, Head Coach throwing for a TD in 1990 against U of Washington while at San Jose State GCCCD Governing Board Members: Richard Alexander, Greg Barr, Bill Garrett, Mary Kay Rosinski, Deanna Weeks • Student Members: Dan Lewis, Charles Taylor III • Chancellor: Omero Suarez, Ph.D. • Grossmont College President: Sunita V. Cooke, Ph.D. Akili Smith Story - Now a Griffin Coach Akili Smith, All State QB while at Grossmont, All PAC-10 at Oregon, and starting QB for Cincinnati, his first year in the NFL. He was with the Bengals for three years, and then moved around in the league, played in NFL Europe and Canada after that. All American at First All PAC-10 QB at #3 in ‘99 NFL draft After three years of pro Grossmont ‘06 Oregon Cincinnati baseball, four years of college football, and seven years of pro football, Akili, now living locally with his wife and two children, decided it was time to complete his degree and begin his coaching career. He is coaching the QBs. Akili will be sharing the knowledge he’s Pictured are Akili, his friend Dave, and JC coach Mike picked up from some of the Jordan in New York City as they await his being picked #3 best in the business. player in NFL Draft. Signing for a $40 million bonus. Akili has done a great job of coaching quarterbacks. He has also, along with Coach Garrett Robinson, introduced a “Big Time” strenghtening/conditioning/ speed program in operation NOW. Akili brings in a program developed from his two years at Oregon and seven years in the pros. Grossmont College QUARTERBACKS Where Dreams Come True BRIAN SIPE - Grossmont HS Grossmont College The Griffins’ first great QB. His career was one that can’t be beat. After Top Quarterbacks one season with Grossmont, he transferred to San Diego State where he became one of the best in the nation. After two excellent seasons with the Aztecs, he spent 12 years as one of the all time “greats” with the Player School+Pros Cleveland Browns. Jordan Adams Nebraska Chad De Grenier Washington State JOE ROTH - Granite Hills HS He didn’t receive any offers out of Granite Hills High School and came to Nick Forston Alabama State Grossmont where he led his team to 17 straight victories and a state Tanner Engstrand USD championship in 1974. Joe earned a scholarship to Cal where he became an All American and was projected to be the #1 draft pick in 1978. Jim Freitas Long Beach State However, he died of a fast spreading cancer a month after the season ended. Brian Halsey San Diego State Jarrod Jackson UNLV TERRY MORRIS - Granite Hills HS Mike Jordan San Jose State In his second year with the Griffs, Terry became one of the best QBs in California and then earned a scholarship to the prestigious Miami of Ohio Tom Karlo Ala-Birmingham where he was named the MVP of the MAC Conference. He stayed a while with the 49’ers, and then became a teacher/coach at Granite Hills High Tom Madigan Long Beach State School. Terry Morris Miami of Ohio Riley Murphy Indiana State JARROD JACKSON - Lake Oswego HS Josh Schmidt St. Ambrose Came from Lake Oswego High School in Oregon. Started both years here leading the Griffs to a 13 and 1 season, winning the So Cal championship Dave Schram So. Utah but losing to San Francisco with 30 seconds to play. He scholarshipped to Brian Sipe SDSU + Cleveland UNLV and started his 1st season there. Akili Smith Oregon+Cincinnati Clint Womack Northern Arizona CHAD DE GRENIER - Christian HS Chad, also a graduate of of a small high school, was tutored by Mike Jordan in the early 90’s and did well enough to earn a scholarship to 10 of 18 Hall of Fame QBs Washington State where he started his first year, later playing several years of Arena Ball. He’s now a teacher/coach in Phoenix. are now teaching and coaching Brian Sipe Head Coach, Santa Fe Christian Chad De Grenier Head Coach, Phoenix Christian REILLY MURPHY - Torrey Pines HS Tom Karlo Head Coach, Mt. Miguel HS Reilly Murphy led the Griffs in 2005 to a national championship by passing for 305 yards and 2 TDs, completing 20 of his 30 passes. Reilly completed Mike Jordan Head Coach, Grossmont College the season with 3,552 yards, 31 TD’s. The Griffs accumulated 6,774 yards Brian Halsey Asst. Coach, Columbine HS (best in state) in a 13-1 season. He received a scholarship to Indiana State where he was a starter. Tanner Engstrand Asst. Coach, USD Josh Schmidt Asst. Coach Kansas City Chiefs Terry Morris Coach, Granite Hills HS JOSH SCHMIDT - Monte Vista HS Dave Schram Asst. Coach, U. of Utah Josh was a back up to Brian Halsey in 1998. Josh blossomed in his own, coming in several times to save the day. He transferred to a small school, Tom Madigan Teacher, El Cajon Valley JH St Ambrose, where he became the school’s MVP athlete in 2001. The last Akili Smith Asst. Coach, Grossmont College few years he’s worked his way up and is now working as an assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs. How about the other QBs Clint Womack In medical school JORDAN ADAMS - West Hills HS Nick Forston Last heard: CFL After only one year at Grossmont and three starting assignments averaging over 400 yards, a “crack.” He was noticed by U. of Nebraska in Jarrod Jackson Grad UNLV ‘07 the state championship game against San Francisco and later was offered Jordan Adams Grad, Nebraska ‘07 a scholarship. Unfortunately, he became seriously ill for a year and was never able to break into the lineup after that. He stayed on the squad and Riley Murphy Grad, Indiana State ‘08 graduated 2006.