About Quarterback Training
Coach Terry Copacia
Meet The Coach
Terry Copacia is the director and founder of the All-State Quarterback School. For over 35 years he has been coaching, teaching and mentoring talented young athletes helping them to realize their full potential.
His extensive coaching history includes positions as Offensive Coordinator for Utica (Michigan)
Eisenhower High School, then as the Head Coach of Utica Ford High School (95-97) and former Offensive Coordinator at Cranbrook-Kingswood High School in Bloomfield, Michigan. A former high school and collegiate quarterback, Coach Copacia's lifetime of football experiences have helped him design and develop training techniques, skill improvement drills and positive motivational thought processes that provide immediate benefits to the athlete and that have been the core components in his success.
Coach Copacia has trained more than 13,000 athletes from over 4,00 high schools. He has been instrumental in developing a long list of successful quarterbacks playing at every competitive level including high school, college and current or former starting quarterback in the NFL. Over 800 quarterbacks have benefited from working with Coach Copacia, one on one through his in demand private quarterback tutoring.
During the last 28 years of his high school coaching career, quarterbacks playing on his teams combined to throw for almost 54,000 yards and 467 touchdowns. He has coached 17 All-County quarterbacks with 7 earning 1st Team All-State honors in Michigan. His teams have qualified for the state playoffs 20 times (with a string of 10 consecutive years), including six semi-final and four state championship appearances ('99, '00, '01, '03).
Coach Copacia is a sought after guest speaker at many national coaching clinics including;
Glazier Clinic / Detroit - Cleveland - Grand Rapids
Nike Clinic / Denver - Mt. Pleasant
Michigan High School Football Coaches Clinic / Battle Creek MI
During his long and successful career he has employed a single thought process for success. On the practice field, in the game, in school and in life - in every situation and at every opportunity we must PROVE IT over and over and over again.
Assistant Director / QB Coach
Former Adrian College and Grand Valley State Quarterback
Taylor is a former Adrian College and Grand Valley State Quarterback. He led Adrian to a conference championship their first ever NCAA D3 playoff appearance in 2012. He was also a two-year starting QB at Utica Eisenhower High School where he led Ike to state playoff appearances and holds many Ike passing records. He has trained quarterbacks for the past two years and has been involved with instruction associated with the All-State Quarterback school for the past 5 years. He is the current manager at Virtual Baseball in Waterford, Michigan and the Passing League Coordinator for All-State Quarterback School 7 on 7 Passing League. He is the current assistant football coach at Cranbrook-Kingswood.
Quarterback Coach at Utica Eisenhower High School
Joe Youngblood played quarterback at Utica Eisenhower from 1987-1989 where he was a two year starter as a quarterback and defensive back. Joe was Dream Team and First Team All-State QB his senior year. Joe was All State in Football, Basketball and Baseball.
Joe was a scholarship quarterback at Central Michigan. He was a two year starter and was named
Team MVP both years. In his Senior Year he was a Pre Season All American and on the Johnny United watch list. Joe finished in the top ten in the country in passing efficiency in his senior season. He was the starting quarterback Central Michigan when they defeated Michigan State for the first time in school history.
Joe has trained quarterbacks and worked with Terry Copacia’s All State Quarterback School for the last 18 years. Joe is the former quarterback coach at Utica Eisenhower High School and is currently employed by Shelby Township as the Parks and Recreation Director.
Head Coach at Clawson High School
Coach Sparks grew up in Clawson, Michigan and graduated from Clawson High School. After High School, he attended Wayne State University in Detroit and earned his Bachelor’s degree in education. Jim’s first football coaching experience was as a youth football coach in the Clawson Mavericks organization. After several years of coaching in the youth football ranks he began his high school coaching career as an assistant JV coach at Clawson. Eventually, Jim was promoted to varsity assistant under Hall of Fame coach Richard Moore.
Jim has been the head football coach at Clawson High School since 2002. During his tenure the Trojans have qualified for the state playoffs in ’02, ’04, and ’06. In 2002 Jim was selected as the Daily Tribune All Area Coach of the Year. In 2009 Jim was voted the Macomb Area Conference Bronze Division Coach Of The Year by his peers. His overall record at Clawson is 52 and 43. Coach Sparks has worked with Terry Copacia and the All-State Quarterback School for the past 10 years. Jim has coached many successful quarterbacks during his tenure as coach at Clawson High School and is a well respected coach in the State of Michigan.
Former Assistant Coach Detroit Lions
Former Coach at Moravian College
Don is a longtime coach at the All-State Quarterback School. He began his coaching career at Kutztown University ( PA) followed by coaching positions at New Mexico State and Arizona State. In 1985 Don began working for the Detroit Lions, beginning a 27 year stint that saw him work for 9 head coaches and 14 defensive coordinators. Coach Clemons retired from the NFL in 2012 and is the current coach at Moravian college in Pennsylvania.