About FBU

Overview

Football University is the recognized leader in developing and enhancing the ability and skill of serious football players in middle school and high school.  Since 2007, Football University has helped thousands of student-athletes become better football players through intense, position-specific technique training, NFL-level coaching and instruction, and the country’s most elite events.

The FBU Path includes FBU Camps and Showcases, the FBU National Championship tournament, the FBU Freshman All-American Bowl, the National Combine, and the All-American Bowl on NBC.

Leadership


Steve Quinn, President

Originally born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and having graduated from Dobbs Ferry High School in Dobbs Ferry, New York, President of Football University Steve Quinn has long been a devoted sports fan.  A three-sport athlete in baseball, football and basketball, football became the sport he gravitated to.  Steve landed a scholarship to Valley City State University in Valley City, North Dakota where he spent four years playing football at the center position while earning a degree in Communications.  Steve was captain of the football team his senior year and help lead the Valley City State Vikings to a national playoff birth in 1988.  Steve went on to play 2 years in the Minor League Football system for the Colorado Springs Spirit, where he started for two seasons and help lead the team to the Championship game during the league’s first year.  After football, Steve spent 15 years in the health club business before returning to the sport he loved.  In the mid-2000’s Steve became president of the Naples Gators youth football league where he spent seven years working and coaching youth football.  In 2010, Steve founded one of the first unlimited youth football leagues in the state of Florida, the Southwest Florida Youth Football League.  Around that same time, Steve was introduced to FBU.  Steve spent his first 18 months as a scout and call center employee for what was then known as All American Games.  Steve moved up the ladder quickly, becoming the National Sales Director in 2012 and VP of Sales in 2014.  Recently, Steve and his business partner Erik Richards purchased the rights to Football University and the FBU National Championship, and engineered a partnership with NBC Sports helping to scout players for the National Combine and the All-American Bowl on NBC.  Steve is married to his beautiful wife, Lori, and has two young boys aged 10 and 12 that are avid football, basketball and baseball players.

Steve believes “the goal is clear at Football University.  Helping kids achieve success on the field and in the classroom is what we aim for.  If we can help athletes use this great game of football as a vehicle for an education, we have succeeded.” 


Erik Richards, Vice President

Erik Richards serves the Vice President and Co-Operator/Owner of Football University, and the National Scouting Director for the All-American Bowl on NBC.  He was the West Team head coach in the inaugural year of the Football University Youth All-American Bowl, now known as the FBU Freshman All-American Bowl Powered By Adidas.

Erik has been involved with youth & high school football for more than 25 years.  He served as president of the Gwinnett Football League, largest youth football league in the southeast that included over 9,000 participants.  He is considered by 247Sports to be one of the top evaluators of emerging youth talent.  With many opportunities continually presented to draw him to the college recruiting level, he has chosen to remain with his passion, helping football players better themselves for the next level.

Along with his business partner Steve Quinn, they have a combined 20+ years experience with FBU.

Erik lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Mary Ellen, has four children and five grandchildren.

The Team

Steve Quinn | President | squinn@footballuniversity.org
Erik Richards | Vice President | erichards@footballuniversity.org
Lori Quinn | CFO | lquinn@footballuniversity.org
Matt Lauer | Player Development Director | mlauer@footballuniversity.org
Anthony Williams | Football Development & Brand Marketing Director | awilliams@footballuniversity.org
Michele Roddy | Registration & Customer Service Director | mroddy@footballuniversity.org
Chris Contreras | Operations Coordinator | ccontreras@footballuniversity.org