Eric Smith

Coach, Winning Edge Quarterback Academy


Eric grew up in Central Michigan. In high school, Eric achieved All-State honors in both football and basketball.  Upon graduating in 1984 he attended Bowling Green State University on a football scholarship as a Division-1 Quarterback.  During his 5 years of Football at Bowling Green he played on an ‘11-0’ team that went on to play in the California Bowl. He also experienced losing seasons.  He took away valuable life lessons from both experiences.  Individually, Eric was a three-time Academic All-Conference selection. Eric attributes his success, both on and off the field, to being highly coachable, having a focused work ethic and being able to endure and overcome adversity.

After graduating in 1988 with a degree in Business Administration, Eric began his business career which took him from a career in Financial Services to Pharmaceutical Sales to his current career in Organizational Consulting and Leadership Development.  During his business career Eric served in many Leadership roles and has been exposed to some of the top leadership training in the world.

Eric is also a certified partner and trainer with The John Maxwell TEAM, the world’s leading leadership organization. Eric has also coached High School Football and currently operates the Winning Edge Quarterback Academy.

Eric has joined PCA to share his passion for helping athletes reach their fullest potential as athletes and leaders in LIFE! Eric and his wife Lisa live in Raleigh, NC and have 4 grown children.

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