Coach Ben Neill
QB Country – Birmingham, AL
Ben Neill is a graduate and former captain at Samford University, where 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 Georgia State) and Rhett Lashlee (the current offensive coordinator at SMU). A 2010 graduate of Decatur High School (AL), Neill 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 began training quarterbacks with QB Country full time in 2014 and has managed the Birmingham area since. He has trained hundreds of quarterbacks at all levels, from youth football to the NFL. He trains and led NFL Draft Prep for current Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Devlin Hodges, the FCS all-time passing leader and 2018 Walter Payton Award-winner. He assisted with draft prep and the pro day of AJ McCarron (Raiders/Alabama) and Jacob Coker (Alabama). He trained Carson Barnett (Samford University), Jalen Whitlow (Kentucky), and Arsenio Favor (Southern Miss) for their pro days.
Coach Sullivan praised Neill for his “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.”