Monday, August 4, 2008

The Grandmas and a Great Westlake H.S. Football Alum

Laurie and I joined our friends Brian and Koreen FitzGerald on Sunday night to watch their son Mike perform at a local club called Rock City. His four piece rock band, The Grandmas, is made up of all Rio Mesa H.S. alums (Austin, Niles and Mike's first cousin Ian). They do a great job with their musical instruments but still need to work on their singing. Still, they are very entertaining and have quite a large following locally.

Glenn Wellman, Westlake H.S., Class of 1982 

Glenn was the first player I worked with as a Head Coach to receive a Division I football scholarship. In the spring of 1982 he signed a Letter of Intent to play for the University of Arizona. Glenn was a fast, bruising RB for us and just a great young man who I really enjoyed coaching!

We ran into him outside of Rock City. His oldest daughter just graduated from Buena H.S. in Ventura and his son will be a freshman at Buena this fall. I feel old!

The Grandmas in Action

They got the name because they first started practicing in Mike and Ian's grandmother's house. 

From the left you see Mike, Niles and Austin. I don't know who that is behind Austin walking across the stage. Ian is their drummer and is not visible in this shot.

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