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Founder & CEO
Prior to starting QwikRecruiting, Tyler spent 20 years coaching football at the Power 5, Group of 5, FCS, and high school levels. Most recently, he was in charge of recruiting at Alabama and Ole Miss. Tyler was the first ever Director of Player Personnel of the Year winner, awarded by Footballscoop.com. While in charge of recruiting at Ole Miss, the 2013 class produced 4 NFL First Round draft picks. He followed that up with an Alabama 2014 class that produced 2 NFL First Round draft picks, and a 2015 Alabama class that produced 3 NFL First Round Picks.
Chief Operating Officer
Prior to joining QwikRecruiting, Clayton served as the Assistant Director of Recruiting Operations for Ole Miss Football from 2018-2021. During his tenure, Ole Miss was responsible for two top 25 recruiting classes. In 2017, Clayton was the Running Backs Coach at East Central Community College. While at ECCC, he coached Antonio Gibson, who went on to be drafted by the Washington Football Team with the 66th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. Clayton holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama. He worked as a recruiting specialist for Alabama Football, while assisting Coach Burton Burns with the Running Backs.
Chief Technology Officer
Before serving as QwikRecruiting's CTO, Austin was an IT Director focusing on cyber security, website development/design, and network administration. Graduating from the University of Mississippi, Austin received his Bachelor's Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies, while minoring in Computer Science, Digital Media Studies, and Professional Writing. Austin has a passion for all things esports, as he served on the Ole Miss Esports executive council for three years, as well as led the Overwatch team to various tournament successes as a coach and a player. Austin is originally from Yazoo City, Mississippi.
VP of Operations
Connor joins the staff after spending six years (2015-2020) with Ole Miss football's recruiting department as a recruiting specialist. He earned his Bachelor's Degree, majoring in Business Administration and a minor in Sports and Recreation Administration from the University of Mississippi in 2019. During his time at Ole Miss the Rebels accounted for three top 35, two top 25, and one top 5 signing classes. At Ole Miss he assisted current Liberty Co-Offensive Coordinator Maurice Harris, 2016's Coach of the Year award winner Mike MacIntyre, and current Ole Miss Co-Defensive Coordinator and two time Recruiter of the Year award winner Chris Patridge on their recruiting efforts. Connor is from Olive Branch, Mississippi.
VP of Football Research & Development
Tyler Festa joined QwikRecruiting as VP of Football Research & Development in December of 2020. Previously, Festa served as the Wide Receivers coach for Illinois College; Where he was one of the youngest position coaches in college football. Prior to Illinois College, Festa served as a Recruiting Specialist on the staffs of Matt Luke and Lane Kiffin at Ole Miss. In his time there, he helped bring in a top-25 recruiting class in 2019. Festa was raised in Northfield, NJ, and is the son of Mike and Cindy Festa. He has one sister, Grace
Director of Scouting
Birch Mason joined QwikRecruiting as Director of Scouting in December of 2020. Previously, Mason served as a Recruiting Specialist in the Ole Miss Football Recruiting Department playing a role in both the 2019 and 2020 recruiting classes. In 2020, he graduated from the University of Mississippi earning a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Mason is a native of Columbus, Georgia, and a graduate of Columbus High School Class of 2016.
Director of Football Personnel & Development
Robert Hunt Coleman spent three years working at the University of Mississippi where he was a Recruiting Specialist, working with current Indiana Safeties Coach Jason Jones, UTSA Defensive Coordinator Tyrone Nix, and Oklahoma Tight Ends Coach Joe Jon Finley. In his time at Ole Miss, the Rebels signed two Top 25 Recruiting Classes. He graduated from the University of Mississippi with an Undergraduate Degree in Sport and Recreation Administration, emphasizing in Sport Administration and Minoring in General Business. He is currently working towards earning his Master of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi.
Director of Creative Communication
Before joining QwikRecruiting, Raquel was a news producer for NBC affiliate KVOA in Tucson, Arizona. At KVOA, Raquel produced the 4 O’Clock newscast, where she covered local stories in Southern Arizona. Raquel also serves as a digital host and reporter for Babcock Hoops and hosts and produces the Hard Edge Football Podcast with Rich Rod. Raquel attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, and was a member of the cheer team. While in school, Raquel worked as a sports reporter for GOAZCATS.com, a school fan website that is part of rivals.com and the Yahoo! Sports Network. Additionally, she was a sports reporter for UATV, the student-run news network. Raquel graduated in 2018, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with a minor in Sports Management. Raquel is from Morgantown, West Virginia.
Vice President of Player Personnel and Scouting
Prior to joining QwikRecruiting, Anthony spent three years at the University of Mississippi working for the football team as a recruiting specialist. Working under coaches Matt Luke and Lane Kiffin, Anthony helped Ole Miss sign two Top-25 recruiting classes. During his time at Ole Miss, Anthony worked directly under cornerbacks coach Terrell Buckley and current Louisville offensive line coach Jack Bicknell.
Before joining the football team’s recruiting department at the University of Mississippi, Anthony worked as a Gameday Operations Manager for the university’s athletic department. Working a wide-variety of Ole Miss sporting events, Anthony gained an understanding of the vast operation effort that goes into numerous inter-collegiate sporting events.
Anthony received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business with a minor in Political Science from the University of Mississippi.
Anthony is from Annville, Pennsylvania.
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