Where Are They Now: Gladwin’s Landon Grove
GLADWIN — In the early 2010s, Gladwin’s Landon Grove helped the Flying G’s return to form as a winning program. Grove played quarterback for Gladwin, earning Jack Pine All-Conference honors three times and All-State honors once.
His senior season, Grove led Gladwin to a 7-2 record. He graduated with several school records including single season passing yards and career passing yards.
Grove said helping turn Gladwin back into a winning program is something he’ll always be proud of.
“Gladwin went back to where they were supposed to be and where they always were when I grew up. I’m pretty proud of that,” he said. “Obviously I’m proud of the records, you know, career passing yards and single season passing yards, career touchdowns and things like that are awesome. But I think bringing the program back to where I remember it as a young kid was awesome and really fulfilling.”
After graduating from Gladwin, Grove went on to play for Ferris State University. He was a backup quarterback for three years with the Bulldogs before agreeing to change positions and play tight end his senior year.
Grove caught a two-point conversion to tie the 2017 Ferris State vs. Grand Valley State game at 21 in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs would go on to win that Anchor Bone Classic 28-27.
Grove studied education at Ferris State and also got into coaching. He began teaching and coaching in Indiana after graduation. This fall will be his first season as a teacher and head coach at Gibralter Carlson High School in Michigan. Grove got married earlier this summer.