COACH CHRIS HIXSON
- 5 Year Pro
- 2 Arena Bowl Games
- Hall of Fame URI
- EA Sports: Madden & NCAA QB simulation
- Over 25 collegiate awards/school records
Chris Hixson Bio
Chris Hixson’s passion for the QB position has driven him to become the leading expert in Quarterback Bio Mechanics. And which has brought QB-TV to you! Hixson is the owner and lead coach for “The Passing Academy” and he has over 30 plus years of football experience, and most of those years with the position of Quarterback, he is an absolute expert on being a technician of fundamentals, throwing technique, footwork and teaching the game of football to anyone on any level!
Coach Hixson’s Background:
In 1993, Hixson finished his high school career with a completion percentage of 82%, of which the team was named “The Best Team In Washington State History.” He selected The University of Rhode Island for the fantastic opportunity of starting all 4 years. Coach Hixson started his whole career in college and set a number of school records, notably throwing for 8,574 yards.
He also earned many weekly and season Yankee Conference and Eastern Athletic Conference Association awards. Also, he was awarded the Golden Helmet, an extremely coveted achievement that so few receive. In 1995, Hixson led his team to 6 last minute drives to victory. After being on 8 NFL Short Lists, the Arena Football League was Hixson’s next stop. This league teaches unbelievably good characteristics for the position of Quarterback, namely because of throwing almost every down. His team went to the Arena Bowl twice in his AFL career.
Having the resume, Coach Hixson consistently has opportunities such as: EA Sports Madden and NCAA Motion Capture QB Multiple Movie, TV Show and Commercial Castings Teams.
COACH MICHAEL HAYNES
- 10 Year NFL Pro
- NFL Fastest Man
- ’92 ’93 lead NFL longest reception
- #49 All Time Greatest for the Atlanta Falcons
Michael Haynes Bio
Michael Haynes grew up in New Orleans as a Saints fan, so imagine his surprise when he was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the 7th round of the 1988 draft. A track man out of Northern Arizona with a powerful second gear, Haynes still ranks in the top 3 on the school charts for the 55 meter dash and the 200 meter dash. Of his 13 catches in his rookie season, 4 went for touchdowns. The Falcons were mired at the bottom of the NFC West- a frequent whipping boy of the 49ers, Rams, and even the Saints during that period.
It was in 1990 that things would change under new head coach Jerry Glanville. Glanville brought his fiery brand of football from Houston including the Red Gun offense (a Run ‘N Shoot variant). The Falcons went high octane. Mike had his best season as a pro in 1991, catching passes from Chris Miller and Billy Joe Tolliver. Among them was a Hail Mary from Tolliver to Haynes to stun the 49ers and kick the door open on the race for the NFC West.
He’d also bedevil his hometown Saints, catching a 50 yard TD during the regular season against them, and a 20 yarder in the playoffs. Haynes finished with a gaudy league leading 22.4 yards per reception, 1122 yards, and 11 touchdowns on just 50 passes. In 1992 and 1993, Haynes led the NFL in longest reception with 89 and 98 respectively. Haynes joined the Saints in 1994 and recorded a career high 77 receptions. Over his 3 seasons in his hometown, Michael had 162 receptions for 2368 yards and 13 touchdowns. He returned to the Falcons for a swan song in 1997 catching just 12 passes and not starting any contests.
COACH CHRIS LANE
- Collegiate Football, Track & Field Accomplishments
- Champion in 2 NCAA Bowl Games
- Mentor in Youth Programs
Chris Lane Bio
Chris Lane an alumni of the University of South Florida, he is a graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Sciences with a Minor in Public Health. Currently he is the CEO of TAKEOFF Performance Systems®, a well revered and sought after sports performance company that services over 12 sports. Focusing on ages from Kindergarten to the Colligate level, Coach Lane’s keen performance conditioning not only allows for the young talented athletes to excel at optimal performance levels, but also provides customized training for professional adult athletes. In addition to the physical conditioning and training, his passion is to teach the very important life aspects of being an athlete. He accomplishes this through mentorship, coaching style and a high energy approach to the philosophy of sports.
Specialties in football include defensive attitude, technique and execution, as well as offensive excellence and playmaking influences. His vast knowledge of various positions, (Quarterback, Defensive Back, Wide Receiver, Line Backer, Running Back, and all 6 phases of Special Teams) on the field is attributed to his experience as a coach and player. Possessing hands on experience playing in college and high school giving the versatility necessary to focus on specific coaching and training forums. In track and field his expertise is in sprint mechanics and power biometrics which translates to consistent execution for competitive track events.
As an accomplished collegiate football player and recognized track and field athlete, his diversity and knowledge of sports in conjunction with his extensive educational background creates a unique perspective on his coaching philosophy and style.
He played D-1A Big East football for the Bulls in 2009 and 2010. He played Defensive Back and all Special Teams. Champion in two NCAA bowl games 2010 International Bowl vs NIU and 2010 Meineke Car Care Bowl vs Clemson. His head coaches include Jim Leavitt and Skip Holtz during his tenure at USF. Selected participant in the USF 2011 Pro-Day where all 32 NFL teams and 3 CFL teams were in attendance. Current teammates in the NFL include Jason Pierre Paul 2011 Super Bowl Champion for the New York Giants, and BJ Daniels 2013 Super Bowl Champion for the Seattle Seahawks, amongst other notable peers in the league. He attended high-school in Miami, Florida for the 6-AAAAAA Everglades Gators as a dual sport athlete in football and track in which he lettered three years in both. In 2006, his team completed the first undefeated regular season in school history and competed in the State Quarterfinals. In Track and Field, he competed in the 4×100, 110 High hurdles, the 330 Distance Hurdles, Long Jump, and Triple Jump. He competed in the 4×1 in the Florida Relays as a freshman and qualified for the Florida 6-AAAAAA Regional Championships in the 110 High Hurdles 4×100 events for two consecutive years.
He coached as a volunteer for a youth football program from 2012-2015. He coached and mentored young athletes ranging Kindergarten – 8th Grade. During his volunteer experience, his impact encouraged young athletes to adopt a strong work ethic, competitive edge, and leadership amongst their peers and team mates. He contributed to the community through various fundraisers and donations for several charities and foundations including: Mary’s Merry Christmas Foundation, Susan G. Komen Foundation, and his local Brain Tumor Foundation for Children. In addition to his coaching and mentorship, his training company also sponsored athletes with difficult circumstances that would otherwise have prevented them from having access to performance training. Character and leadership have been a source of inspiration to the youth programs he personally worked with in all grades levels.