Coach Haglan is one of the best coaches I’ve ever had. His laid back style creates a comfortable environment, yet he still manages to get your maximum effort in every rep in every drill. His knowledge of the game is second to none. Playing division one football, and coaching at both the high school and collegiate levels makes Coach Haglan one of the most experienced quarterback coaches around. Coach is also very adaptable, he won’t teach the opposite of what your coach says, only improve your game in that system. Coach Haglan is a big reason that I am able to continue my passion for football at the collegiate level.
To all young Quarterbacks interested in the highest quality instruction…Having known and worked with J.D. Haglan in various coaching capacities for more than 25 years, I can say his QB knowledge and passionate teaching abilities have always had a positive impact on players. From working around QB coaches at the NFL, CFL and NCAA level, J.D Haglan’s coaching style and communication skills are comparable to any. He will leave no stone unturned while finding nuggets of information that will make a difference for the athlete. Players have always benefitted from his organization and thorough style. He will care about the athlete’s best interest and future success on and off the field. And besides having outstanding QB coaching and teaching skills, he is one of the most genuine people I’ve ever been around.
Saskatchewan Roughriders / CFL
From the first day we met, when you told me that I needed to get bigger and stronger, you have inspired me to be the best that I could be. My mother trusted you with a young fatherless boy who, himself, didn’t truly know what life was outside of the crime infested projects where he was being raised. The only thing this kid knew was how to play football. As time passed, and our relationship grew, I began to learn what the meaning was of being a man. What I learned from you, outside of football, I can never repay you. I sometimes think of how grateful I was of having you in my life and often think that my children should thank you because without you I would never have become the father that I am to them. Not only have you’ve been the best coach I’ve ever played for, you have been the best person I’ve known in my life. I’m forever grateful.
Coach Haglan is a great quarterback instructor and motivator. His knowledge of the essentials of the QB position is evident in his focus on mechanics and attention to detail. His workouts are filled with various drills that help in every area of the position from throwing motion to footwork. Coach Haglan also understands the importance of building confidence and inspiring young men to accel and reach their potential. He is always very encouraging. My son always enjoys working out with Coach Haglan. He has helped him tremendously in developing his skill and confidence as a QB and a leader during middle school and will continue to help him in high school as well.
Anyone looking for a top notch QB trainer should look no further. Coach Haglan is by far the most technical, experienced, and talented QB trainer I have ever been around. Being through many camps, combines, and practices with college coaches it is easy to see Coach Haglan is second to none. I have worked with coach for the past 4 years (2 in High School, 2 as a D1 college athlete) and will continue to work with him throughout my 3 upcoming seasons. If it was not for Coach Haglan I can honestly say I don’t think I’d be playing ball at the highly competitive level I am today. I have made tremendous improvements in my footwork, throwing mechanics, pocket awareness, coverage reads, and overall have made my football I.Q. sky rocket. He is a Coach who is willing to work with all ages, and will push to get the best results possible. He has made my game improve on the field but even more importantly has changed me into a better man off of the field. I would recommend Coach Haglan to any Quarterback who is looking to take their game to a whole other level.
UNC Charlotte QB
I had the opportunity to play QB for Coach Haglan for five years at Catawba College. As a freshman, I was amazed at how little I knew about playing quarterback. He had to start from scratch with me and teach the very basic fundamentals from stance, passing mechanics, and drops, to coverage recognition and read progressions. He also taught me why it is so important for a QB to be a leader. Since graduating from Catawba in 1994, I have coached QB’s on the high school level. The skills and techniques he taught me are the same I use to teach my players. His passion for seeing his players succeed and his willingness to go the extra mile to make sure they do, is an inspiration to me as a coach to do the same with my players. I was a better QB because of Coach Haglan and I am a better coach because of him as well. I highly recommend Coach Haglan to any QB wanting to improve at both the physical and mental aspects of playing the position.
Ken Avent, Jr.
Head Football Coach
James Kenan High School
I’ve known J.D. Haglan since 1985. He was a very highly recruited Quarterback out of the hotbed-Western PA! We worked together at Clemson as Graduate Assistants and his hobbies were watching film and studying techniques of football. He went to coordinate the offense and coach Quarterbacks at Richmond County when he finished at Clemson. J.D. was the Offensive Coordinator at Catawba College and became the Head Coach. One of the reasons I went there to coach in 1990 was J.D. Haglan. He is very smart and a stickler for details. I love J.D. Haglan and he is a blessing for kids. If you have a son who has potential to be a Quarterback…get them with J.D.! He will love ’em up and help ’em up!
Coach David Bennett
Athletic Director / Head Football Coach
River Bluff High School
If you want to improve your overall fundamentals at the quarterback position and learn the little details that will turn the average player into a player that can lead his team to the game winning touchdown, Coach Haglan is the coach you’re looking for. I was coached by Coach Haglan for four years and have shared many of the same principles with our quarterbacks for the past twenty years. I consider Coach Haglan to be one of the top QB coaches in the country. He’s not only knowledgeable about the quarterback position, but he also has the ability to teach the fundamentals and leadership required of the position. That separates him from most.
Athletic Director / Head Football Coach
Wayne County High School