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 4,000 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 of his in-demand private quarterback tutoring.
[expander_maker id=”1″ more=”Read more” less=”Read less”]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.[/expander_maker]
Associate Director of the ASQBS
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.
[expander_maker id=”1″ more=”Read more” less=”Read less”]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 five years and has been involved with the instruction associated with the All-State Quarterback school for the past 5 years. He is the current manager at Virtual Baseball in Waterford.[/expander_maker]
Former NFL 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,
[expander_maker id=”1″ more=”Read more” less=”Read less”]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. [/expander_maker]
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.
[expander_maker id=”1″ more=”Read more” less=”Read less”]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.[/expander_maker]
A former attendee of the All-State Quarterback School as a youth. Chris Lum attended Lehigh University (FCS 1-AA) where he served as team captain, set numerous passing records, and received many athletic and university awards. He set single-season records for passing yards, completions, and touchdowns. [expander_maker id=”1″ more=”Read more” less=”Read less”]He was the recipient of the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year, the Eastern College Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year, and placed second for the Walter Payton Award (FCS Heisman). He also received awards from Lehigh University including the Bosey Reiter Leadership Cup, Alumni Association Leadership Award, and the Student Life Leadership Award.
He has been training quarterbacks for over five years and loves not only seeing his quarterbacks grow and improve as an athlete, but also become great leaders on their teams, in their schools, and in the community. He works with youth to collegiate level quarterbacks.[/expander_maker]