Football University Coaches

Passionate Pros Taking Teaching to the Next Level

Football University is headlined by its elite instructional staff, made up of former NFL coaches and players. No other camp, combine, or showcase event in the country offers the NFL-level quality and quantity of instruction that FBU does.

Almost all of our instructors currently train, on a private basis, top NFL players in the offseason and college athletes preparing for the NFL Scouting Combine and the NFL Draft. They agree to teach at FBU because they understand that FBU gathers football players who desire and are prepared for the elite instruction they provide.

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Bobby Abare

Position: Linebackers

Bobby was a standout three-sport athlete at Acton-Boxborough Regional High. Yale Football MVP 2008, 3 time 1st Team All-Ivy League Football Player (2006-2008), #1 Ranked Defense in Division I FCS in 2007 & 2008. Yale Football Captain…Buck Buchanan Award Finalist [...]

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Rufus Alexander

Position: Linebackers

He played for the University of Oklahoma Sooners football team from 2003 to 2006. In 2006, Alexander was named to the All-Big 12 First Team, the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, and an AP and AFCA All-American. He went on to be drafted in the 6th [...]

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Jeff Barnes

Position: Linebackers

Coach Barnes comes to FBU with a wealth of knowledge and playing experience. He played collegiately at Chabot College and the University of California-Berkeley. He then went on to be selected in the fifth round of the 1977 NFL Draft [...]

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Vincent Brown

Position: Linebackers

Vincent Brown enters his third season as Asst. Head Football Coach/Defensive coordinator Brown has coaching experience at all levels, including HS, junior college, NAIA, NCAA DIII and the European Football League. Brown is coming to Apprentice School after his coaching stop [...]

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DeChon Burns

Position: Defensive LinemenLinebackers

DeChon Burns has coached defensive lines at all levels, most recently with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the UFL. Before landing in Sacramento, Burns was the defensive line coach for the University of Texas-El Paso having served as the interim [...]

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Chris Claiborne

Position: Linebackers

Chris Claiborne was an All-American linebacker at the University of Southern California and is the school’s only Butkus Award Winner  (the award annually presented to the nation’s best linebacker). Claiborne was drafted in the first round by the Detroit Lions before stops with [...]

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Quentin Coryatt

Position: Linebackers

Quentin Coryatt was a star linebacker at Texas A&M and a second team All-American. He was named the Southwest Conference Defensive Player of the Year. In his junior season, the Aggies led the nation in defense behind Coryatt’s standout season. Coryatt gained notoriety [...]

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