Team

Tony Banks

NFL Experience


St. Louis Rams (1996–1998), Baltimore Ravens (1999–2000), Dallas Cowboys (2001), Washington Redskins (2001), Houston Texans (2002–2005)


Bio


Tony Banks places among the all-time record holders at Michigan State. He ranks sixth in passing completion percentage, tenth in career passing yards, and tenth in passing touchdowns. Banks was the first quarterback selected in the 1996 NFL Draft.

Phillip Blackwell

NFL Experience


National Field Director (NFL Regional Combines)


Bio


Phillip Blackwell is an assistant football coach at Perry Hall High School in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to accepting his present position in 2008, he spent the previous six seasons on the staff at Overlea (MD) High School, where he coached wide receivers and defensive backs. During his career, he has coached a number of players who have gone on to compete at the collegiate level. Currently, Blackwell serves as the regional director for Elite Pro Football Combines, as well as a national field consultant with the National Athletic Testing System.|Phil attended West Virginia University where he majored in Civil Engineering. In addition to his duties as a Technology Coordinator for Baltimore County elementary schools, Phil teaches G.E.D. classes in the evenings at the Baltimore County Detention Center and at Kenwood High School Drop-in Center. He also coaches Varsity Football and Track at Overlea HS and Perry Hall HS in Baltimore, Maryland.|Phil first joined pro football combines as a staff member for the Scout Camp Regional Combines at their Baltimore location in 2004. In 2006 he was promoted by Scout Camp (later renamed ELITE Football) to the position of Baltimore Regional Director.|After ELITE was purchased by the NFL in 2011, Phil continued as Regional Director for the NFL Baltimore combine. In 2011, Phil was promoted to National Field Director (NFD). As an NFD, Phil assists the National Director at other NFL Regional Combines outside of Baltimore and is a key member of the NFL Super Regional Combine staff.|Phil also serves as Camp Director for the Joe Krivak QB/WR Camps and a head coach for 12 and 13 year olds at the Art Monk-Sports International Football Camp. When not teaching and running camps and combines, Phil mentors local male and female athletes to help guide them through the college eligibility and recruiting process.

Eugene Bright

NFL Experience


Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers


Bio


Eugene Bright is a former American football tight end. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as a street free agent in 2009. He played college football at Purdue.

Maurice Douglass

NFL Experience


Chicago Bears, New York Giants


Bio


Maurice "Mo" Douglass is a high school football head coach at Springfield High School and former American football safety who played eleven seasons in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears and the New York Giants.

John Fontes

Bio


Central Florida Football Secondary Coach, 2002; Minnesota Vikings Linebackers Coach, 2000-2001; Detroit Lions Secondary Coach, 1992-1996; LSU Football Linebackers Coach, Secondary Coach, 1987-1990; Miami Football Linebackers Coach, 1986; Northwestern Football Assistant Coach, 1985; Oregon State Football Secondary Coach, Linebackers Coach, 1976-1980; Iowa Football Undergraduate Coach, 1973

Arlen Harris

NFL Experience


St. Louis Rams, Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons


Bio


Arlen Harris is a former NFL running back who played for the St. Louis Rams, Detroit Lions, and the Atlanta Falcons. He played college football for the University of Virginia and Hofstra University. He won a PIAA Championship at Downingtown High School.|In college, Harris did not play either his junior year, due to an injury to his knee, or his senior year because he transferred and lost that year's eligibility. So, Harris did not play football for two years until he made his return to football in an all-star game in Las Vegas and was named MVP.|Harris was undrafted, but he was signed by the NFL's St. Louis Rams. He played three seasons with the Rams, starting three games. He moved to the Detroit Lions in 2006, also starting three games there.|In the off-season, he joined several churches in Pennsylvania, where he focused on helping kids while also giving out autographed sports cards. Harris has been married to his wife Heather for nine years, and together they have three children, Caeli, Arlen Jr., and Ayden. He is currently a strength and conditioning coach at Niagara football academy.

Jerry Holmes

NFL Experience


New York Jets, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers


Bio


Jerry Holmes is an American football coach and former defensive back. He played ten seasons in the National Football League, mainly for New York Jets but also with the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers. He also played in the USFL for the New Jersey Generals and the Pittsburgh Maulers. Holmes attended West Virginia University.

Pete Hunter

NFL Experience


Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns


Bio


Pete Hunter played Division II NCAA college football at Virginia Union. In his college football career, he had 10 blocked kicks, and led the CIAA conference in his senior year with 11 interceptions. He averaged 1 interception per game. He was very versatile playing a number of defensive positions, including free safety, strong safety and cornerback.

Lester Johnson

Bio


Lester Johnson is a stand out athlete whose dedication and determination to his talent lead him to play professional football in the National Football League (NFL), NFL Europe, CFL in Canada, and Arena Football for the Las Vegas Fire. Mr. Johnson’s impressive career began at Detroit Central High School where he played football, basketball, and ran track for the Detroit Public Schools League. Enrolling in Detroit Central High School as a sophomore, he faced the challenges of being the new kid in the neighborhood and given the nickname “Tex” because his family relocated from Texas to Michigan. Yet, as a tall, lean athletic tailback with speed and agility, he soon became a starter on the varsity football team and averaged 6 yards a carry and about 85 yards a game. By his junior year, Lester gained national notoriety from division one universities and named one of Michigan’s top 10 recruits by Street & Smith Sports Magazine. Therefore, leading to his impressive testimonials on some athletes who have achieved their higher standards. With his wisdom and knowledge he applied them to his athletes to have the edge they need to move onto the next level of their career.

Todd Krueger

NFL Experience


Buffalo Bills, Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings


Bio


Todd Krueger has trained over 1200 quarterbacks in the last five years and has helped over 62 players get college football scholarships. He has been the quarterback coach at numerous competitions and events, including the 2012 ESPN Dallas Elite 11 Quarterback Competition, the Army All American Football Game, the Blue Grey High School All Star Game in Tampa Florida, the Army All American Combine, the Junior Rank All American Football Game, and the Rivals Showcase Football Camp. He was also the quarterback recruiter for the Elite 11 Quarterback Competition. He has been the high school quarterback coach and offensive coordinator at back to back Massachusetts State Prep School State Championships at Lawrence Academy where his offense averaged over 43 points per game. Todd, who is the son of college and professional football coach Gil Krueger, also speaks at numerous football coaching clinics and has published over 47 football coaching articles.

Bo Orlando

NFL Experience


Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Oilers, San Diego Chargers, and Cincinnati Bengals


Bio


Bo Orlando played quarterback in high school, but when the West Virginia Mountaineers recruited him, they moved him to strong-safety. He helped lead the Mountaineers to their undefeated 1988 season and is one of the greatest defensive backs to play for West Virginia University. He was selected in the "West Virginia Hall of Fame."

David Riley

NFL Experience


New Orleans Saints


Bio


David Riley was a West Virginia University running back and fullback who was drafted into the NFL by the New Orleans Saints. He was selected by USFL Philadelphia Stars in 1982 and played 5 years as starting fullback with 2 championships. He was inducted in the "West Virginia Hall of Fame" and "NJ Hall of Fame."

Blair Thomas

NFL Experience


New York Jets, New England Patriots , Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers


Bio


Thomas served as running backs coach at Temple University for eight seasons. A member of Penn State University's 1986 National Championship team, Thomas was a 1989 All-American and a two-year starter for head coach Joe Paterno. He finished second on the Nittany Lions’ all-time rushing list.

Jermaine Williams

NFL Experience


Kansas City Chiefs (2001), Jacksonville Jaguars (2000), Oakland Raiders (1998-1999)


Bio


Jermaine Williams was a former professional American football running back in the NFL. He played college football for the University of Houston. While in the NFL, he played five seasons for the Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Kansas City Chiefs.

Devin Wyman

NFL Experience


New England Patriots


Bio


Wyman was drafted in the 6th round (206th overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. Playing in 15 games with 4 starts over two seasons with New England, Wyman spent the 1998 NFL season on injured reserve before leaving the team following the season. Prior to the 1999 NFL season, the defensive tackle signed with the Minnesota Vikings and was allocated to NFL Europe to play for the Barcelona Dragons.


Leaving the NFL, Wyman began his Arena Football League career with the San Jose SaberCats in 2003. Staying with the team until 2005, Wyman was part of the SaberCats team that won ArenaBowl XVIII. The Kentucky State alum left San Jose for the Dallas Desperados in 2006. Wyman left Dallas in 2007 for the Utah Blaze. Following his first season with Utah, Wyman resigned with the team on August 2, 2008.

Ritchie Martin

NFL Experience


Oakland Raiders / Edmonton Eskimos


Bio


Martin was not drafted signed as unrestricted Free Agent played on practice squad 1 year for the Raiders.


Leaving the NFL, Martin began his CFL career with the Edmonton Eskimos in 1993. Staying with the team until 2000, Martin was part of a very strong team that won a couple Grey Cups. Linfield College alum left the CFL in 2000 to pursue a coaching career and Speed Agility and quickness training. Martin has multible degrees.

Assistant Coaches

 

  • Mike Ascolese

  • Derek Burrell

  • Jacques Gordon

  • Ray Hardy

  • Delaurien Mckenzie

  • Chris Milton

  • Stephen Nesmith

  • Torrin Polk

  • Robert Washington

Contact

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Bret Cooper

Founder and President

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