Coach Travis Makauskas joins the DeBartolo coaching team to offer personalized quarterback, wide receiver and speed and agility training.
Travis recently coached running backs at Hutchinson Community College for the 2017-18 season. Not only did he help get the Blue Dragons to a bowl game, while coaching he helped numerous athletes continue their careers to universities. A few notable running backs are B.J. Emmons (FAU), DeShawn Waller (Alcorn State), Trey King (Texas Tech).
During the 2016-17 season Travis coached quarterbacks for Hutchinson Community College, helping Chris James (University of Tennessee Martin) and Cam Jones (Union University) lead the Blue Dragons.
A Jacksonville, Florida native, Makauskas came to HCC from two years at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida.
Makauskas was the Gyrenes’ running backs coach in 2015 and was the receivers coach in the spring of 2016.
Makauskas started his collegiate football career at Bethel University where he was a wide receiver and kick returner on a conference championship team in 2011.
He then transferred to Ave Maria University and was a three-year starter for the Gyrenes as a receiver and kick returner. In his playing career at Ave Maria, Makauskas was a five-time Sun Conference Player of the Week and first-team all-Sun Conference receiver in 2015.
He left the Ave Maria program as that program’s career leader in receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, average yards per catch and total all-purpose yards.
Makauskas graduated in 2011 from Mandarin High School and from Ave Maria University in 2015 with a degree in Business Administration.