The Houston Quarterback Academy (HQBA) was founded in 2010 to offer professional-level instruction to Quarterbacks of all ages.
Due to the high mental and physical demands of the position, Quarterback is widely considered the most challenging position in all of sports. And with the increasing emphasis placed on the passing game, a Quarterback must prepare mentally and physically more than anyone on the field in order to meet the many challenges the game presents.
HQBA prides itself on developing the “whole” Quarterback, because being a successful Quarterback is about much more than just throwing a touchdown. HQBA’s goal for each Quarterback is to equip them with all the tools they will need in their toolbox to get the job done.
HQBA’s focus starts with a strong attention to detail, which is vital in learning the fundamentals of the Quarterback position. These fundamentals are the building blocks for any Quarterback, regardless of age, and will have an application irrespective of the type of offense the Quarterback is leading.
HQBA features the knowledge and expertise of former NFL Quarterback, Mike Quinn.
Mike played 8 seasons in the NFL. He entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers in1997. In the Spring of 1998, the Steelers allocated Mike to NFL Europe, where he led the league in passing efficiency and helped direct the Rhein Fire to its first World Bowl Championship. Along with a second stop in Pittsburgh in 2004, his NFL career included time with the Dallas Cowboys (1998-1999), Miami Dolphins (2000-2001), and Houston Texans (2002-2003). Mike enjoys a place in Texans’ history as the first quarterback signed by the team.
Collegiality, Mike was a walk-on at Stephen F. Austin State University in1992. He earned a full scholarship following his freshman year and became the full-time starter his senior season. In 1996, Mike was named First-Team Academic All Conference and Honorable Mention All-Conference Quarterback.
Mike graduated from Houston Robert E. Lee High School where he was an Honorable Mention All-State quarterback as a senior.
After retiring from the NFL in 2006, Mike began his second career in commercial real estate and currently serves as a broker for Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners in Houston. He and his wife, Jennifer, are proud parents of a ten-year-old son.