Grossmont Football Gets Head Start In Spring Semester

Kerry Hower


GROSSMONT COLLEGE–The Grossmont College football tradition continues for 2013 as the team’s spring football class gets  a jump on the competition.

During the spring semester, the Griffins hold both on field football drills as well as strength and conditioning workouts.  “This is a great opportunity for players to gain power, speed, and strength and also improve on position techniques for the upcoming football season.” Stated Football Coach Mike Jordan, “New players will have an opportunity to become acclimated to the offensive and defensive systems”.

The NCAA and the California Department of Education lists Grossmont College as one of the top community colleges in California for athletics & academics. Getting players to the next level is what Grossmont is all about.

Over the last decade Grossmont College football program has produced more scholarships for their athletes than any of the other San Diego Community Colleges.  20 players in the last two decades have been inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame as San Diego’s Best Scholar athletes, more than any other area Community College.  Grossmont College has had more Community College All Americans as well as academic All Americans than the other San Diego community colleges.

Grossmont’s football program has been a power in the state for most of the past 15 years. In its history, GC football has had 21 post season bowl games and playoffs.  That ranks at the top of the football programs in the state.

Grossmont was placed in the toughest conference in California which had its inaugural year in ‘08.  The Griffins have not had a losing season in a decade.  Since the new playoff system was instituted in 2003, Grossmont has won two Southern  California championships, as well as a state and national title.

Grossmont has dozens of former football players now teaching and coaching at every level.  Grossmont College  academic structure and learning environment allows students athletes to not only achieve, but to excel in their academic goals.