Alex was a member of the very successful Walpole High School football team for four years. There, he started for three years at the commanding position of quarterback. His skills and knowledge of the game led him to lead in touchdown passes his senior year, be selected to all-conference and all-state teams, as well as play in the Shriners All-Star High School football game.
To no surprise, Alex’s skills did not go unnoticed by college recruiters. He was recruited by many Division-I teams, including multiple Ivy League schools, and ended up receiving a full ride to Northeastern.
Northeastern was a member of one of the strongest Division-I AA football conferences in the country. Several NFL players came out of Northeastern’s conference. Alex started for one year until the program was cut. Alex then turned his attention to coaching to pass his knowledge and skills onto the next generation of football players and quarterbacks.
Read the interview below to find out about Alex’s down to earth personality and why he thinks Batman is a pretty cool superhero.
How did you decide to become a private coach?
I previously was a coach at Brookline High School coaching quarterbacks. Eventually I entered the working realm and didn’t have enough time to dedicate to an entire team. Once I found CoachUp I realized that I could work private coaching into my schedule and get back into being involved with the game I love.
What can a client expect from private lessons with you?
I’ve been around the game for a long time- much longer than the kids I work with- so I know what they really need to improve. The number one thing that I base my coaching off of is that they already know how to play their position by the time they come to me. I can help tweak the little things that will make them better players. The sum is greater than its parts, the little things add up to big things that will give my players the extra edge.
What is your coaching style?
In a nutshell, I’m the young, exuberant, and vocal coach. I’m very down to earth. I was a player long enough that I know what kind of coaching a quarterback needs. My coaching style is easy and relatable for young quarterbacks. I never talk down to my athletes and I try to share my life and playing experiences in my coaching to help them learn.
Who is your favorite coach and why?
I would definitely say Bill Belichick, the head coach for the New England Patriots. He is very detail oriented person and focuses on the small things. He coaches with the mindset of “let’s do the small things right and the big things will come together.” This philosophy, combined with the great way he handles his players, is where I get my coaching style from.
What do you enjoy most about coaching?
I really enjoy interacting with younger quarterbacks, it really brings me back to my playing days. I also like being able to share real life experiences with kids since I never had anyone sharing this kind of stuff with me when I was a young athlete. I know that through coaching young athletes that I can prepare them for what lies ahead, making them a better quarterback and person in general.
If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why?
I’m not really into superheroes, but if I had to choose I would say Batman. I think Batman is a pretty cool guy, and the ability to fly is awesome. He is also a very “under the radar” kind of guy which is very respectable.
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