Welcome to the 2019 Season!

The 2019 football season is upon us, with the Quarterbacks’ 75th season set to kick off on Friday, August 30th. We’re set to go with a completed lineup of both speakers and sponsors. One change for this season, thanks to the calendar, is that we will host 13 meetings rather than the usual 12.

Our meetings this season will again be at the University Club of Pasadena, which has proven to be an exceptional venue. The first meeting, again featuring USC Coach Clay Helton, will be held in the main dining room, which should accommodate the expected large turnout.

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Please note for this meeting only, the program will begin at 11:00a.m.; doors will open at 10:30 and the buffet will open at 10:45. The cost will be $30 for members and $40 for non-members (cash or check only). Please arrive early and renew or open new memberships before that meeting to avoid delay at sign-in. If you wish to join or renew, click here for a 2019 Pasadena Quarterbacks’ Membership form.

For this and all subsequent meetings, an email notice will be sent out on the Monday before each upcoming meeting with an RSVP link for that meeting. RSVPs are to provide the University Club with expected headcount, not to reserve seating. Although important, they are not required for you to attend.

Once again, Coach Harvey Hyde has recruited an outstanding lineup of speakers that is hard to beat! One change from what we previously published occurs on October 11, when USC All-American and NFL All-Star Sam Baker will replace Fox Sports commentator Liz Habib. As changes could occur throughout the season, please check the 2019 Meeting Schedule page often for a current listing of our featured speakers.

We are close to completing our lineup of local high school coaches invited to speak at our meetings and will post these on our website as they are confirmed. Laura Farber, President of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, will “stand in” for a high school coach on November 12th.

We are especially grateful for this season’s lineup of sponsors. Special thanks to Ron Okum for his Season Sponsorship. We also salute our Meeting Sponsors: The Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation (2), Citizens Business Bank (2), Dick Martin Sales & Leasing/John E. Martin, Crown City Tire/Mark Baratta, The Hat/Corky Conzoneire, Mountain View Cemetery & Mortuary/Jay Brown, Paul Martinet, Tom Bent, Ron Okum Insurance Agency, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, and Mel Cohen Insurance Services. George L. Throop Company/Jeff Throop will help to cover our costs for valet parking, and David Gould, Mike Coye, Mabet Campos and the University Club will underwrite the lunches for our high school coaches and players. And, of course, through your memberships, sponsorships—and participation in our opportunity drawings—all of you help us to support our local high-school football programs and the National Football Foundation.

And a special Thank You to all our new and returning members! I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible.

Jim Gruettner
President, Pasadena Quarterbacks
(626) 799-7478

“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:


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.