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Director, Quarterback Engineer2014 (NFL Draft Training) Currently training Johnny Manziel (1st Frost Heisman) Currently training Logan Thomas 2013 Trained Landry Jones for NFL Draft (Steelers) Trained Matt Scott for NFL Draft Trained Johnny McEntee for NFL Draft Trained Nate Montana Trained Pat White (2013 Redskins) Coach of Elite 11 Finals (National HS QB finals) 2011-2012 Trained Donovan McNabb (Eagles) Coach of Elite 11 Finals (national HS QB finals) Trained Andrew Luck for NFL Draft (#1 overall) Trained Texas A & M, Johnny Manziel (2012 Heisman winner, 2013 Cotton Bowl winner) Coach of Elite 11 Finals (national HS QB finals) Trained Cam Newton for NFL Draft (#1 overall) 2009-2010
Trained Ben Roethlisberger in Sept (NFL suspension)
Trained Tony Pike for NFL Draft (Carolina Panthers)
Trained Rusty Smith for NFL Draft (Tennessee Titans) Trained Chase Clement for UFL (Las Vegas) Trained Hunter Cantwell for NFL Draft (Baltimore Ravens) 2007
Founded Whitfield Quarterback Academy (San Diego) 2001- 2006
University of Iowa Hawkeyes – Assistant Coach, Arena League quarterback San Diego Chargers – Quarterback Coach Intern
Born in Wichita, KS 11/23/77. Raised in Massillon, OH, graduated in ’96. Played for Jim Tressel, Youngstown St. Graduated from Tiffin University ’01.
George Whitfield Jr. is a former college and arena league quarterback. George resides in San Diego, CA and is currently running his quarterback training firm, Whitfield Athletix. He was introduced to the game of football by his father, George Whitfield Sr., who himself was a collegiate football player for Wichita State in the early 1970′s and a very successful high school coach in Kansas and Ohio. George played for power house Massillon Tigers football team from 1992-1995.
Several big Division I schools offered Whitfield but with one condition: That he move to defense. He chose Youngstown State to play quarterback for Jim Tressel. But after a season on the bench, Whitfield again was asked to change positions. He instead changed schools, transferring to Division II Tiffin University, which, conveniently, was closer to Kiser. Whitfield finished third in school history in career completions (368), passing yards (4,391) and touchdowns (31) but a separated shoulder after his senior season prevented him from pursuing a pro career. Coaching seemed like the natural next step, so Whitfield started making calls. He contacted 85 schools and received 42 responses, with 27 job offers. Whitfield’s post-playing career began as a weight-room assistant at the University of Iowa.
After a successful season with the Hawkeyes, George felt come back to football as a player. As a result of his relentless training and hard work, he began to garner interest from some Arena League teams. After the 2007 season George made what he has called “one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever had to make,” and hung up his cleets for good. During the summer of 2007 he was an intern under Cam Cameron, who at the time was the offensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers. George worked with all the quarterbacks on the Chargers’ roster including a young standout rookie quarterback named Philip Rivers.
In 2010, During his 4 game suspension at the beginning of the 2010 NFL season, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger worked with Whitfield as the NFL Mandate prevented him in participating in any team activities. In 2011, Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and first overall selection Cam Newton began working with George Whitfield, Jr. in preparation for the NFL Draft . In 2012, Stanford University quarterback, and NFL first overall Selection Andrew Luck began working with George Whitfield, Jr. in preparation for the NFL Draft. In 2012, NFL veteran and free agent Donovan McNabb sought out Whitfield’s services to aid in offseason weight loss and to prepare for the upcoming season.
Perhaps Whitfield’s greatest professional accomplishment is reflected in the Heisman Trophy awarded to Johnny Manziel (aka “Johnny Football”) whom he groomed in the summer of 2012. Manziel’s rise from obscurity to becoming the first player in history to win the prestigeous award as a freshman can, in large part, be credited to his work under Whitfield’s guidance.
Quarterback CoachDecember 2011 Joined Whitfield Athletix
Born and raised in Washington DC (12/5/88). Went to St. Albans School for Boys and graduated in ’07. Played collegiately at Trinity College (Hartford, CT) and graduated in ’11.
Quarterback CoachMarch 2012 Joined Whitfield Athletix Twitter: @JopeMatt Follow here
Coach Matt Jope joined Whitfield Athletix during Johnny Manziel’s first time training in San Diego, CA. Hope has attended and coached at regional Elite 11 camps around the United States, working with coach Trent Dilfer and other renowned QB coaches around the league. Soon after the success of QB Johnny Manziel, coach Jope had the opportunity to work with Vince Young, Braxton Miller, Landry Jones, Matt Scott, Nate Montana, Johnny McEntee, Pat White, and Brady Quinn all within the 2012 year.
During 2013, coach Jope trained with Max Wittek, Vad Lee, tajh Boyd, Chad Kelley, Jame Franklin, Munchie Legaux, Asianti Woulard, Luke Del Rio, Jordan Palmer, and many more. Jope has trained with coach George Whitfield Jr. for the 2012 and 2013 NFL draft preparations. Jope also contributed during our first Whitfield Black OPS School during our Memorial Day Weekend QB School in San Diego, CA. Coach Jope assisted the 2013 Whitfield Rock Tour and coached during our 2013 July #BlackOPS QB School in Dallas, TX. Coach Jope also assists with the weekly QB training in San Diego; training QBs of all ages. Jope now travels the country for the Mini #BlackOPS QB schools._____________________________________________________________________________________________________
JAMES H. WOO
Director of Operations
Joined Whitfield Athletix
James Woo is the Director of Operations at Whitfield Athletix. He serves as the arms and legs of the organization to make sure the hundreds of quarterbacks involved in the Whitfield Athletix have what they need to be successful athletes.
Woo first tapped into the world sports at the age of 16. He rose through the ranks at Rancho Bernardo High School’s esteemed digital media program by leading camera operations inline, play-by-play athletics. In addition, he won several Emmy awards for various motion pictures.
Woo later earned a degree in Mass Media Productions from the California State University at San Marcos. In 2010, he worked with coach George Whitfield Jr. on the Whitfield Rock Tour as the videographer. Woo’s work effectively documented the perseverance and relentless efforts of the athletes. From the Big House at the University of Michigan to the legendary Bryant-Denny Stadium at the University of Alabama, Woo captured the essence of why college football is so special.
With Woo’s help, Coach Whitfield was able to train Ben Roethlisberger to his best season ever. Woo also helped facilitate the success of Cam Newton. When Newton came to San Diego, Woo took care of every aspect in facilitating Cam and his family’s everyday needs.
Woo took on the role of Director of Operations in 2011. His daily work includes running all operational aspects such as website construction, multi-media management, videography, and photography, financing accounting, and ensuring top-notice client support on a national scale.
When Woo isn’t working with Coach Whitfield, you can find him volunteering for JITLI, a non profit organization founded by the Jacobs’ family in San Diego.