California Strength has assembled an extensive network of some of the top position coaches in the business, including numerous former NFL players and coaches. Our coaches provide regularly scheduled clinics to provide invaluable instruction for young players looking to get an edge on the competition. Below is more information on each of our coaches, many of whom don't need an introduction.
Born in Thomasville, GA, Guy McIntyre won a National Championship at the University of Georgia befor being drafted in the 3rd round of the 1984 draft by the 49ers. He went on to become a 49er legend, winning 3 Super Bowls with the Bill Walsh 49er dynasty teams, and playing in 5 Pro Bowls as one of the premiere offensive linemen in the entire league. McIntyre was one of the very first players to ever be used in the blocking fullback position, Walsh's notorious "Elephant formation", and he served as the inspiration for William "the Refrigerator" Perry's emergence at the position.
Since retiring in 1996, Guy has become one of the top OL coaches on the entire West Coast. He still plays an active role in player development with the 49ers organization, and utilizes all he has learned throughout his career to coach young, aspiring offensive linemen in the Bay Area.
Demetric Evans hails from Haynesville, LA, and played his college ball with the Georgia Bulldogs. He entered the league with the Dallas Cowboys, had a successful stint with the Washington Redskins, and currently plays as a Defensive Tackle with the San Francisco 49ers. Evans has played both Defensive End and Tackle throughout his career, and his versatility on the defensive line has allowed him to contribute as a significant part of the defensive line rotation with every team he has played for. A saavy 12-year veteran, he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of every position on the defensive line to his coaching, which he does during the offseason.
Donovin Darius was born in Camden, New Jersey He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School were he received a full scholarship for to play football at Syracuse University where he set the team record for tackles, graduating in 1997 with an Exercise Science and Coaching Degree. In 1998, he was selected 25th overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars where he was blessed to have played Strong Safety at an elite level for 10 years setting numerous records for tackles by a defensive back and consecutive game started. ·As a 1st Team Pro-Bowl alternate and 10 year NFL veteran, he was an 8 year Player Representative for the NFL Player’s Association and 4 year Association Vice- President where he fought for player’s rights, safety and ever improving working conditions. In Donovin Darius spoken words, “It was as honor and privilege to be able to play on such a large platform and represent so many men and their families.”
After actively playing in 2007 he coached the secondary and track teams at Foothill High School in California. In 2010 he teamed up with former Jaguars teammate and All-Pro great LB Hardy Nickerson where they led their team to their first league championship and playoff appearance and win. Also in 2010, he founded and started a company called Next Level Training and Performance LLC, where the vision focuses on developing athletes by achieving the highest level of performance, on and off the field. ·With various programs Next Level Training & Performance develops athletes of various skill and age levels through various camps, clinics, teaching and mentoring.
Stokes began his football career at Point Loma High School in San Diego, CA, where he was part of a gifted team that included fellow wide-receiver Brett Callan, quarterback Dan White (later a UA star), and future-NFL lineman La'Roi Glover. The team was coached throughout Stokes' four years by local legend Bennie Edens.
While at UCLA, Stokes earned Pac-10 first-team honors as a sophomore. His breakout season came in his junior year when he was named the Conference's Offensive Player of the Year. Stokes' junior season was rewarded with a top ten finish in the balloting for that year's Heisman Trophy, being the only junior recognized. Stokes' junior season ended with first-team All-American recognition by The Sporting News, AP, UPI, and Kodak.
Stokes was selected with the tenth overall pick of the 1995 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers, who traded up to the No. 10 spot in the first round to select Stokes as the successor to the team's Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice. After a slow start to his rookie season, the former Bruin made the adjustment to the pro game, ultimately netting 38 receptions for 517 yards and four touchdowns. In 1998, Stokes achieved career highs in receptions (63), yards (770) and touchdowns (eight). He played briefly for the New England Patriots before retiring from the NFL in 2004. JJ currently works as a radio host for the ESPN radio affiliate based out of Modesto, California.
Will Hewlett is the first Australian to play NCAA football. His playing career extended to the pro ranks, with a stint in the Arena 2 league. His college experience included University of Nevada (UNR) and University of Dubuque. Hewlett, who lives near San Francisco CA, leads the Player Development and is the Lead Coach for elite players at QBA camps. Coach Hewlett is also a regular speaker on the Glazier tour.
In the past 4 years, Coach Hewlett has coached over 40 division one prospects and current Quarterbacks. He has conducted NFL Draft prep and development as well as coaching Arena football Quarterbacks. Coach Hewlett has consulted NFL and UFL and NCAA coaches on passing mechanics and quarterback play. He continues to work with Quarterbacks in the SEC, BIG TEN, ACC as a private Quarterback Coach.