Coach Ryan Walker joins the DeBartolo Sports coaching team to offer personalized quarterback training.
Having trained under and been mentored by QB Coach Joe Dickinson, Coach Walker has had the opportunity to work with some of the Nation’s top up and coming quarterbacks.
Most recently, Coach Walker played professional football with the Jacksonville Sharks (2015-2016, and 2018). During the 2017 football season, Coach Walker spent time with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a sideline quality control assistant.
In 2014, with one year of college football participation eligibility remaining, Coach Walker enrolled as a graduate student at Florida International University and joined the Panther football program as one of the teams quarterbacks. Prior to his time at Florida International University, Coach Walker attended Jacksonville University where he earned a Bachelor degree in Exercise Science with a Minor in Coaching. Coach Walker was a QB and WR on the Jacksonville University Dolphins football team under Head Coach Kerwin Bell. In his final year at Jacksonville University, as wide receiver, Coach Walker led the PFL Conference with 24.7 yards per catch.
After completion of his senior internship, Coach Walker secured employment as a Personal Trainer with SET Performance, an elite training facility specializing in athletes at all levels, high school, college, and professional. At SET Performance Coach Walker trained/trained with professional athletes Xavier Brewer (Dallas Cowboys & Jacksonville Sharks), CJ Brewer (San Francisco 49'ers), Justin Blackmon (Jacksonville Jaguars), Greg Jones (Houston Texans), Tony Pashos (Oakland Raiders), Tyson Aluala (Jacksonville Jaguars), as well as collegiate athletes Jarrod Fields (Oklahoma State University), Casey Czapla (Jacksonville University), and Travis Makauskas (Ave Maria University).
Coach Walker developed a private client base during his final year at Jacksonville University where he provided individual position technique training to high school athletes. As a part of this training Coach Walker established a baseline testing format and periodically tested his clientele to determine growth. Coach Walker placed great focus on the mental aspect of the QB and WR positions to ensure his clients a competitive edge.
Recognizing the impact coaches and mentors have on the lives of high school student athletes, Coach Walker has been affiliated with a Jacksonville non-profit organization, City Streets to Student Athletes, as a volunteer coach from 2011-2015. Coach Walker assisted in the off season training of high school athletes in the areas of strength, conditioning, resistance, and agility. Coach Walker also provided the QB's and WR's with skill specific technique training.
Graduating High School in 2010 from Arlington Country Day High School, Coach Walker was a member of the football team as QB, WR, and TE. Coach Walker previously attended Mandarin High School and was QB for the football team were he was coached/mentored by Head Coach Jermaine (J.D.) Hall (Bethune Cookman QB and record holder) after his family relocated from Clearwater, Florida.
Coach Walker has had the opportunity to support the following quarterbacks on their path to college football:
Mac Jones - University of Alabama, Elite 11 Finalist
Matt Considine - Wake Forest University
Jack Adams - Texas Christian University
Augie DeBiase - University of Miami
Colin Feller - Oklahoma State University
River Walker - Delaware State University
Cole Northrup - Lafayette College
Josiah Johnson - University of Massachusetts
Gunnar Howard - University of South Alabama
Zach Baldwin - Gustavas College
Carter Bradley - University of Toledo, Elite 11 Finalist
Tanner Watson - Florida International University
Gavin Screws - Troy University
Terry Gilliam - Bethune Cookman University
David Smith - Edward Waters College
Drew Tomaini - John Hopkins University
Jack Murrah - Furman University
Tyler Huff - Presbyterian College
For more information on training with Coach Walker, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org