Chris Riddle Quarterback
Age: 17 yrs 2 months
Class of 2015 - Chris' Data
Style: Pocket Passer
Height: 6'3" (projected to be 6'3" or taller)
Weight: 190 lbs
Hand Size: 9.75"
Arm Length: 32.0"
High School: University Christian School
City/State: Jacksonville, Florida
Coach Mike Sims has been coaching Quarterbacks for more than 25 years and his passion and dedication to developing young leaders has never been stronger. Well respected at every level, Coach Sims has coached and consulted for a number of NFL teams including the Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles & Washington Redskins. No stranger to the College level, Coach Sims served as Quarterback coach for Bowie State University, also teaching as such notable camps as The Manning Passing Academy, Nike Elite 11, Offense/Defense Camp, Art Monk Football Camp and QB Coach for the Temple University Combine.
Coach Sims' commitment to Chris' success is taken very personal. Coach Sims focuses on fine tuning Chris' mechanics, footwork and quick-release with his top priority of preparing him for the next level. Coach Sims is confident Chris will succeed wherever the future may bring him.
Todd Krueger is a former NFL Quarterback that is currently quarterback coach and offensive coordinator at powerhouse prep high school Lawrence Academy located in Groton, MA. In the last three years they have a 26-1 record and two time state champions. Coach Todd has trained over 800 quarterbacks working at the Rivals Northeast invite only showcase, and National Junior Combine along with his private quarterback training company. Coach Krueger is also an accomplished writer with over 47 published football coaching articles. Coach Krueger also runs PlayQB.com.Coach Krueger continues to fine-tune Chris' footwork and mechanics with focus on accuracy for his continued success at the prep-level and beyond. Coach Krueger has said "Chris has talent and size! Just needs to put the work in." which Chris prides himself in doing.
Former Speed & Assistant Coach for nationally acclaimed Flint Hill School. Helped lead the school to their first football championship in their 50 year history and four straight conference championships before resigning to focus more on the family and Special Forces. Former Speed & Specialties Coach for Nationally Ranked Bishop O'Connell High School. Certified Nike SPARQ Trainer and Positive Coaching Alliance Member. Selected as an Ambassador-Coach for the 2006-2007 Powerbar Elite Team. Member of 2005 Special Forces Unlimited Basketball Loudoun County Champions at the Masters Division.
Coach Savage's goal for Chris is to improve his athleticism and to make him a dominating presence under center. While there are plenty of running quarterbacks who can throw if they have to. It is up to Coach Savage to ensure Chris is an elite passing quarterback who can tuck-and-run when throwing the ball isn't an option. Coach Savage also works with Chris' football IQ by presenting game situations, options and to force optimal decision-making at game speed.
Larry Kennan, who has a long resume in the college and pro coaching ranks, is a Super Bowl winning quarterback coach and offensive coordinator. Coach Kennan is a seasoned NFL Quarterback Coach spending time with the New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos and many other professional and college programs. Coach Kennan has also been the private quarterback coach for such greats as Drew Brees, Eli Manning, Tony Romo, Chad Pennington, Alex Smith, Tim Couch and Byron Leftwich.
Until Larry Kennan's recent appointment as head coach at University of the Incarnate Word, Chris trained with him on a weekly basis. Coach Kennan's extensive experience, calm demeanor and in-depth classroom curriculum not only made Chris an accurate passer with incredible ball flight, Coach Kennan has also taught him the subtitles of the game which greatly improved his football IQ