J.D. Haglan hails from Conway, PA – where he quarterbacked at Freedom Area High School. Named as one of the 1973 Top 100 Backs in the Country by Kickoff Magazine – J.D. was All-Conference, All-WPIAL, and Prep All-American. Freedom Area High School inducted him into the Hall of Fame in 2008, along with former Chicago Bear Super Bowl Champion and All-Pro Lineman Jim “Jimbo” Covert. In 2016, Freedom Area High School retired his jersey. In 2018, he was inducted into the inaugural class of Freedom Area High School Gridiron Greats.
Recruited and offered by Notre Dame, Michigan, Louisville, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Texas, Syracuse, Pitt, Penn State, and Ohio State – Haglan accepted a full scholarship to Clemson University – where he was a 3 year letterman and played in 2 Gator Bowls – in 1977 vs. Pitt and 1978 vs. Ohio State.
His love of the game inspired Haglan to pursue a coaching career that would span 15 years, 5 years at the High School level and 10 years on the Collegiate Level. He began as Graduate Assistant Coach for 2 years under Clemson University Head Coach Danny Ford, going on to coach in the 1985 Independence Bowl.
J.D. was Quarterback Coach at Seneca High School in SC for 2 years, Richmond County Senior High School in NC for 1 year and most recently at Mooresville High School, NC for 2 years. In addition, he helps coach in the local youth football league.
J.D.’s collegiate coaching experience led him to Catawba College, in Salisbury, NC where he began as Assistant Coach for a year, Assistant Head Coach for 3 years, before being named Head Coach for 4 years.
As an individual quarterback coach, J.D.’s background enables him to relate to his quarterback clients – whether they be at the beginner level, the high school level seeking to develop skills to gain the notice of college recruiters, or the college level, wishing to gain that edge to compete at the highest level possible.
For more information on Quarterback Training for individuals and groups, please contact J.D. Haglan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-564-5235.