LARRY PROUT JR. (THE BEAR)
“J.T. Rogan is a proud graduate of the University of San Diego where he played football and graduated with a degree in business administration. J.T. remains USD Football’s all-time leading rusher and all-time leading scorer.
Professionally, J.T. has worked in broadcasting for the likes of PAC-12 Networks and Fox Sports. He also worked in college football administration and coaching for Stanford and Michigan.
Presently, J.T. works in athletic entrepreneurship with high school and college athletes and coaches.
In the podcasting world, J.T. has interviewed many prominent, recognizable names like, Judge Judy, Barstool Sports’ Big Cat, comedian/podcaster Adam Carolla, and Larry Prout.
Larry and J.T. met when Larry was signed to the Michigan Football team as part of Team Impact. Larry and J.T. have been very good friends since the day they first met and Larry has promised to name all of his future pet animals “J.T.”.
J.T. and his wife Mara have two sons and the whole family is blessed to know the Prout family, especially Larry Jr.!”
Grant Newsome is currently in his first season as a full-time assistant coach with the Michigan Wolverines Football program. He takes over as the team’s tight ends coach after spending the past two seasons as a graduate assistant coach working with the offensive line (2020-21). Listed as one of the Top 30 under 30 by 247Sports, Newsome was a key factor in helping the offensive line unit win the 2021 Joe Moore Award as the nation’s most outstanding offensive line. Prior to joining the offensive line coaching staff, Newsome was an assistant tight ends coach for two seasons (2018-19). Along with Coach Sherrone Moore, Newsome helped develop three tight ends that went on to earn All-Big Ten honors and play in the NFL: Zach Gentry, Sean McKeon, and Nick Eubanks.
A former Wolverine offensive tackle, Newsome moved into coaching after his playing career ended prematurely due to a serious injury that forced him to medically retire. He was a two-year letterman (2015-16), earning those letters as a true freshman and sophomore while appearing in 10 contests.
Newsome earned two degrees from the University of Michigan, a bachelor’s in American Culture (2018) and master’s in Public Policy (2020).
Newsome and his wife, Caroline (Coco), reside in Ann Arbor.
Kathryn Prout (Mom to Bear)
Kathy Prout has been a board member and officer for the Arc Livingston, a nonprofit serving individuals with developmental disabilities and their families since 2016. She and her son Larry Jr love to volunteer together for many local nonprofits and for the University of Michigan's Mott Children's Hospital where they serve as Hope Ambassadors, public speakers and panelists. Kathy has served on the Patient & Family Centered Care Committee, the Perioperative Care Committee, and is an OPE Advisor at Mott Hospital. Kathy graduated from University of Detroit-Mercy with a bachelor's degree in business administration and an associate's degree in their ABA approved legal assistant/administration program, with an accounting minor. She and her husband have been together since 1986 and have 6 children, 2 daughter-in-laws and an adorable granddaughter.
Katie Prout is a staff writer for the Chicago Reader and a freelance writer for a number of outlets, including Belt, Lit Hub, and Longreads. Previously, she was a creative writing instructor at the University of Iowa, a nonprofit program coordinator in Kalamazoo, and a farmer in Ireland. Katie has an MFA in Nonfiction from the University of Iowa and a BA in English from Kalamazoo College. She lives in Chicago with her boyfriend Carter, their cat Poe, and 20 houseplants.
John O'Korn is the Founder and CEO of Brevity, an immersion platform for the modern traveler. He attended the University of Michigan where he received a degree in American Culture while playing quarterback for the wolverines football team. During his football career, John worked closely with Team IMPACT, where he formed a lifelong friendship with Larry and his family.
Stephanie Ann Prout
Stephanie Prout is a 2015 graduate of the University of Michigan where she received both her bachelors and masters degree in Industrial engineering. She currently is an Industrial Engineer for the University of Michigan Health Care System. Stephanie is married to Larry's brother John. John and Stephanie enjoy running 5 & 10 K's together, gaming, traveling and caring for their 3 dogs and 2 cats.