Tony Ballard


Position: Quarterbacks

Tony Ballard played quarterback at Florida A&M University and learned the position inside and out. After his playing career, he spent one season as an assistant at Florida A&M and started his own quarterback academy in 1997, known as HUSTLE INC. He has worked with fellow Football University coach Robert Edwards training athletes in the Atlanta area.

Ballard coached the Tampa Wildcats to the first Tampa-area youth national title. He has trained current quarterbacks at Southern University, Vanderbilt and William & Mary. Ballard served as a quarterbacks coach at FBU's prestigious Top Gun camp over the past few years. Coach Ballard believes you must be a student of the game first so you can be a master at it as time goes on.

Ballard has trained and worked with hundreds of youth and prep star quarterbacks for almost two decades. From refining technique in the position to teaching the value of being a leader on the field and in the classroom, his attention to detail, knowledge of the game, and ability to translate complex techniques into a recognizable language make him a highly sought after coach and mentor. In the words of Ballard himself, "Relax, Relate, Release!"

Playing Career

  • College: Florida A&M University

Coaching Career

  • HUSTLE INC. QB Clinics (1997-present)