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.
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.
Created in 2004, Sound Mind, Sound Body Football Academy was created to increase the number football student-athletes graduating high school and earning college scholarships in the Metro Detroit community.
Founded by Curtis Blackwell, to benefit under-served students who were not obtaining scholarships due to various factors including but not limited to: lack of exposure, poor grades, and character issues. Sound Mind Sound Body developed a unique curriculum that combined academics, athletics and life skills. Coach Copacia was a featured participant in the first international SMSB Football Academy held in Europe, August 3 – 5. It was an amazing success and more international events are being planned.
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.
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.
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,
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 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.