by: The Sports Fan Network   11/5/2008

Move Over Manning Brothers.

Beginning on January 17, former WCAC and Maryland quarterback Scott McBrien (DeMatha '99) will be hosting the Scott McBrien Passing Academy to provide instruction on the quarterback and receiver positions.

The academy’s first session will take place January 17-24 on Saturdays from 4-6 p.m. at the Georgetown Prep indoor facility and will consist of a youth, grades 3-7, and high school, grades 7-11, group.

“Our goal is to teach kids the skills they need to succeed at the next level, whether that’s the freshman squad or a college team,” said camp-founder Scott McBrien.

The academy will instruct area athletes in the fundamentals of the quarterback and receiver positions including passing, receiving, reading defenses and running routes. Likewise the academy will host guest speakers consisting of professional and collegiate coaches and players.

“One of our main goals with the academy is to give players exposure to college coaches,” said McBrien. “We’re going to have video of our practices online and invite college coaches to come by and watch our sessions.”

Scott McBrien’s resume as a quarterbacks coach is impressive indeed. A two-time All-ACC selection from Maryland, McBrien was named MVP of the 2002 Peach Bowl and the 2003 Gator Bowl. Upon graduation McBrien went on the sign as a free agent with the Green Bay Packers where he learned the intricacies of the quarterback position under Hall of Famer Brett Favre.

Joining McBrien to coach the wide receivers is Scooter Monroe, a two-time All-ACC receiver at Maryland who went on to a professional stint with the Philadelphia Eagles where he played behind Terrell Owens.

“A lot of kids who aren’t necessarily that big or well known don’t get looks from college coaches,” explained McBrien. “Lots of these kids have the talent to be very successful at the college level and we’re trying to promote that.”

One such player who lacked the size to be heavily recruited is McBrien’s receivers coach Steve Suter. At 5-foot-8 and 175 pounds, Suter only received one Division I scholarship yet went on to notch All-ACC and All-American honors at the University of Maryland.

“We’re trying to help kids is Steve’s position,” said McBrien. “This area just has a lot of talent yet isn’t that well represented in the college ranks.”

Bobby Weaver, a two-year starter at DeMatha ('95-'96), will also be on hand. For more information on the Scott McBrien Passing Academy visit: ScottMcbrienPassingAcademy.com

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