October 18, 2019 Meeting

Sponsored by John E. Martin and Dick Martin Sales & Leasing

• Victor Santa Cruz, Head Coach, Azusa Pacific

• Eric Bergstrom, Alhambra High School Coach

• Doors open at 11:00a.m.; lunch will be served at 11:30a.m. and the program begins promptly at 12:00 noon

Location: University Club, 175 N. Oakland, Pasadena, CA
• Cost is $30 for members, $35 for non-members, cash or check at the door.
Click here to RSVP. Please note that your RSVP provides a headcount for food service. It does not reserve or guarantee a selected table or place at a table. RSVPs are appreciated, but not required.
• Free valet parking in lot adjacent to the University Club. Look for the Quarterbacks’ banner at the lot entrance. There is two-hour parking on the streets

Victor Santa Cruz speaks at the Pasadena QuarterbacksAbout Victor Santa Cruz

Now entering his 14th season as Azusa Pacific’s head coach, Santa Cruz has calibrated the Cougars into a championship contender in multiple classifications, first as an NAIA program when he took over in 2006 before building one of Division II’s most consistent winning programs in Azusa Pacific’s first five years of NCAA membership.

With an overall record of 83-60, plus four Great Northwest Athletic Conference championships in the past six years and two NCAA Division II playoff appearances in the past three seasons, Santa Cruz undoubtedly understands success on the football field. Since moving to Division II and the GNAC in 2013, Azusa Pacific is 54-25 overall while winning 41 of its past 50 conference games. Eight Cougars have signed domestic professional contracts with NFL or CFL organizations, including former NFL running back Terrell Watson, and most recently, 2018 graduate Matt Orzech, a long snapper for the Baltimore Ravens.

However, what sets him apart from his coaching peers is his relentless focus on the transformation of his players into young men who understand how to achieve success throughout life after graduation. Under his guidance, Azusa Pacific has claimed six consecutive GNAC academic team championships for posting the highest team GPA in the conference. One of the greatest testaments to the leadership of Santa Cruz is the consistently high caliber of coaches who comprise his coaching staff.

Read More about Victor Santa Cruz

“The Quarterly” Magazine Visits Quarterbacks

Jason Olson Pasadena QuarterbacksWhen Jake Olson spoke at the Pasadena Quarterbacks’ October 5, 2018 meeting, San Gabriel Valley’s The Quarterly magazine was there to get to know the blind long snapper from the USC Trojans. Click here to read the article about Olson featured in the Winter 2018 edition; go to page 15.

Quarterbacks’ Brick at Rose Bowl

Did you know that your Pasadena Quarterbacks purchased ‘a brick’ as our contribution to the Rose Bowl upgrade? Here’s what it looks like:

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You can check it out in person: The brick is located at Gate “A” (the main south entrance to the stadium), at the northwest corner of the brick garden. Look for the City of Pasadena section. Our brick is in the bottom row, and under the word City.

A fitting tribute to the City, Rose Bowl, and our presence in both.