Coach David Morris
QB Country Founder and head of Mobile, Ala., Location
David Morris is the founder of QB Country. He is a 2002 graduate of Ole Miss, where he was a four-year letterman at quarterback. He remains the only true freshman walk-on to start a game in the SEC, leading the Rebels to a win over rival Mississippi State. He is a 1998 graduate of McGill-Toolen Catholic High School in Mobile, Al., and in his junior season was named a USA Today Honorable Mention All American. After his record-breaking high school career, Morris did not receive any Division I offers and turned down other offers to pursue his dream of playing in the SEC. He earned a scholarship with Ole Miss after his true freshman year. Eli Manning was also in that year’s signing class so there’s no need to get into career statistics. Morris was a four-year travel roommate with Mannning and the two have remained close friends. The experience of being overlooked and earning a scholarship reveals something of the passion Morris brings to the QB Country program. QB Country values and knows how to coach and guide both the high-profile Quarterback as well as the underdog.
At Ole Miss, Morris was coached by three of the most respected quarterback coaches in football — 2013 Maxwell Coach of the Year David Cutcliffe (the 2013 Maxwell Coach of the Year at Duke); coached Noel Mizzone (the current offensive coordinator at Texas A&M); and Kurt Roper (the current offensive coordinator at South Carolina).
Thus, the foundation of QB Country is a combination of on-the-field personal playing experience as well as influence from some of the most respected quarterback coaches in the world today.
The result is a well-rounded regimen that has gradually emerged as one of the most respected and sought after quarterback training programs in the country.
“Education and energy are two things you’ll experience at every QB Country session,” Morris said. “I remember those times in my playing career when a coach opened my eyes to something valuable and new. Those moments constituted elements of growth and sparked a new excitement for the position. It’s our goal to bring such revelations to the young people we work with across America.”
Morrf is has recently been featured in articles by ESPN, Fox Sports, AP, Sports Illustrated, SB Nation, The New York Daily News and others. In the past year, he has been a feature speaker at the Manning Passing Academy, Andrews Institute Injuries in Football course and college football quarterback camps across the country.
Coach Morris and Coach Taaffe prepared 2016 1st round Drat pick Paxton Lynch for the NFL Combine at his Memphis Pro Day.
Coach Alex Williams
Head QB Country Coach – Jackson, Miss., and New Orleans
A 2013 graduate of Belhaven University in Jackson, Miss., Alex Williams finished his football career as the school record holder for career touchdown passes, career wins as a starter and in the top five of every quarterback statistical category. He led the Blazers to the Mid-South Conference championship game in 2012, was all-conference, and a Connerly Award finalist for the top college football player in Mississippi. Williams prepped at St. Paul’s School in Covington, La., where he was the District MVP and an all-state performer. He earned 11 varsity letters in football, basketball and track.
Williams assisted with the NFL draft prep of AJ McCarron and Logan Kilgore.
Coach Thomas Morris
Head QB Country Coach – Nashville and Memphis
Thomas Morris is a graduate of McGill-Toolen High School in Mobile, Ala., where he played quarterback. After high school, Morris attended the University of Mississippi, where he studied business. Morris has worked with QB Country since 2010 and heads all of the multi-media aspects of QB Country. Morris has contributed to coaching hundreds of quarterbacks (including college starting quarterbacks) from all over the United States and his efforts have been instrumental in the success QB Country has experienced in the recruiting process.
He also ran the pro day for South Alabama all-conference quarterback Ross Methany.
In April 2014, Morris took over QB Country Nashville and now trains more than 100 quarterbacks at that location. He has worked with AJ McCarron (Alabama), Logan Kilgore (MTSU), Cardale Jones (Ohio State), Jacob Coker (Alabama), Paxton Lynch (Memphis) and Thomas Sirk (Duke). In January 2016, Morris headed draft prep for Villanova quarterback John Robertson and three-time Southern Conference Player of the Year Jacob Huesman of Tennessee-Chattanooga.
Morris took over QB Country Memphis in January 2016.
Thomas Morris (right) with former Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch after his pro day.
Head QB Country Coach – Birmingham
Ben is a 2010 graduate of Decatur High School in Alabama where he was a three-year starter at quarterback, Regional Elite 11 MVP and all-state performer. He holds almost every quarterback statistical record at Decatur High. Neill signed with Samford University in 2010. In 2013 he helped lead the Bulldogs to their first Southern Conference championship while playing under head coach and Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan. He also played quarterback under offensive coordinators Travis Trickett (the current offensive coordinator at FAU) and Rhett Lashlee (the current offensive coordinator at Auburn).
Neill started training quarterbacks with QB Country full time in 2014 and has managed the Birmingham area since. He has trained more than 200 quarterbacks varying from youth football to the NFL with QB Country. He assisted with the draft prep and pro day of AJ McCarron (2014) and Jacob Coker’s (2016). In 2016 he trained Carson Barnett (Samford University), Jalen Whitlow (Kentucky), and Arsenio Favor (Southern Miss) for their pro days. Neill and QB Country helped 19 quarterbacks sign college scholarships in 2016.
“I had the privilege of coaching Ben Neill while he was a member of the Samford football team,” said Pat Sullivan, the former Heisman Trophy winner. “He is a fine, Christian young man and a hard worker. Ben has a great work ethic, outstanding character and strong leadership skills with the drive to succeed.
“Ben is a student of the game and has incredible football knowledge. Not only does he understand the X’s and O’s, he has a tremendous understanding of the fundamentals. He has the ability to teach and coach you on how to become the best Quarterback you can be. I would recommend Ben to help anyone in becoming a better quarterback.”
The younger brother of NFL star Aaron Rodgers, Jordan grew up in Northern California, where he played quarterback in high school. After a disappointing junior year he dedicated himself to becoming a starting quarterback. He was the starter as a senior in high school leading the team to a semifinal playoff berth. Undersized and underdeveloped, he received no scholarship offers out of high school and chose a local junior college and ended up leading the team to an undefeated record and national championship as a freshman. Jordan broke school records for passing and total offense as a sophomore. His junior college career landed him a scholarship to Vanderbilt where he competed and eventually won the starting job halfway through his junior season. Jordan went on to be the first quarterback in school history to start two bowl games and finished with the best record since 1915 at Vandy where he was awarded team MVP honors. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars after the 2013 NFL draft only to be released after an injury. In the 2013 season, Jordan was the third quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and most recently was a member of the Miami Dolphins and BC Lions of the CFL in 2014.
Jordan brings a multitude of knowledge and experience operating all kinds of offensive schemes and has built a solid foundation of fundamentals and mechanics that align with QB country’s philosophies. As a competitor that took the road less traveled and often the underdog mentality along his journey, he is extremely detail oriented and driven to be successful with a passion for coaching the position and pushing other quarterbacks to reach their potential.
More recently, his name has become more well known following his participation on “The Bachelorette” and his hiring as a football analyst on the SEC Network.
Coach Charlie Taaffe
Head QB Country Coach – Orlando
Former UCF OC/QB Coach, Charlie Taaffe leads QB Country Orlando, Fla. Over the last three seasons, Coach Taaffe led a UCF offense that won 31 games. Taaffe also coached 2013 AAC Player of the Year, Blake Bortles, who was the first QB taken in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Coach Taaffe has over 40 years of College & Professional Coaching experience. He was Head Coach of The Citadel from 1987-1996 winning more games than any other Head Coach. In 1992 the Bulldogs went 11-2 and Taaffe was named the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year. He also served as Head Coach of the Canadian League Montreal Alouettes from 1997-2000 and was named CFL Coach of the Year in 1999 & 2000 . Besides his six years as UCF as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Taaffe has served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Army and Maryland.
Coach Anthony Boone
Head QB Country Coach – Charlotte
Anthony was born and raised in Weddington, North Carolina where he attended Weddington High School. He was listed as 37th-best quarterback in the nation by ESPN. After choosing to attend Duke, he patiently waited for his turn to lead the team. From 2010-2012 he sat behind eventual NFL draft selection Sean Renfree. In 2012 he played in 12 games behind Renfree. Before the 2013 season, Boone was named the starter and took on the leadership role immediately. Boone was voted a captain of the 2013 team. As a starter that year, Boone led Duke to a 9-2 record despite suffering a fractured collarbone in week two at Memphis. He completed 64% of his passes and threw for 2,260 with 13 TDs.
As a Senior in 2014, Boone was once again was voted a team captain and started all 13 games for the Blue Devils. He led Duke to another 9 win season, marking the first time in Duke history to accomplish back to back 9 win seasons. Boone threw for more than 2700 yards & 19 TD’s. He received honorable mention All-ACC honors and was named Duke’s MVP.
“I’m excited to further the QB Country brand into the Carolinas,” said Boone. “I’m also excited for the opportunity to give back to the Carolinas every bit of knowledge I’ve gained from Coach David Cutcliffe, Kurt Roper, Scottie Montgomery and David Morris.” Boone is Duke University’s all-time winningest quarterback and a member of the 2013 ACC Coastal Division Championship team.
QB Country Charlotte training will take place at D1 Sports Training & Therapy center located at 1205 Mann Drive, Matthews, North Carolina 28105.
Coach Joe Hamilton
Head QB Country Coach – Atlanta
College Football Hall of Famer, former NFL and Georgia Tech quarterback Joe Hamilton has brought QB Country to Atlanta.
Joe was born in Alvin, S.C. He received a football scholarship to Georgia Tech in 1996 and immediately thrived there. He went on to set many ACC records, including total offense (10,640 yards), touchdown passes (65), and total touchdowns (83). As a senior, he was a consensus 1st team All-American. Joe went on to win the Davey O’Brien Award (awarded to the nations top QB) and was first runner-up at the Heisman Trophy presentation. Joe went on to get drafted by Tampa Bay in the 7th round in 2000. In 2014 Joe was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
Joe’s list of Accomplishments:
• 1st team All-American & 1st team All-ACC at Georgia Tech
• 2nd in Heisman Trophy Standings in 1999
• Won Davey O’Brien Award as the NCAA’s top QB
• Finished career as ACC’s All-Time leader in total offense
• Drafted by Tampa Bay Bucs in 2000 NFL Draft
• Member of 2002 Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Bucs
• 2014 Member of College Football Hall of Fame