Tony Ballard


Position: Quarterbacks

FBU Quarterbacks Coach Tony 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; Tony's attention to detail, knowledge of the game, and the ability to translate complex techniques into an easily recognizable language make him a highly sought after coach and mentor.

He attended Florida A&M University, where he learned the quarterback position inside and out - by playing and studying the fundamental techniques that make a quarterback great. After serving a season as an assistant at Florida A&M, he began his own quarterback academy back in 1997, known as HUSTLE INC. He has worked with fellow FBU coach Robert Edwards, training athletes in the Atlanta area.

Ballard coached the youth Tampa Wildcats to the first Tampa-area youth national title; has trained current quarterbacks at Southern University, Vanderbilt and William & Mary; and served as a quarterbacks coach at FBU's prestigious TOP GUN camp for the past couple years. Coach Ballard believes you must be a student of the game first, so that you can be a master at it later.

In the words of Coach Ballard, "Relax, Relate, Release!"

Playing Career

  • QB, Florida A&M University

Coaching Background

  • FBU Top Gun 2011
  • FBU Top Gun 2012
  • HUSTLE INC. QB Clinics