Duane “Duke” Manyweather (@bigduke50) on Twitter
Duke possesses a tremendous football mind with over 16 years of combined experience as a player and Collegiate coach. Manyweather’s passion for scouting and evaluating has led to a restless approach in which he prides himself on conducting countless hours of film study and in-depth analysis on players that have translated in to accurate assessments on draft prospects. This passion has allowed Duke’s creditability to continue to grow in the scouting world amongst various NFL,CFL and AFL teams. Duke is the Director of Player Personnel for LeCharles Bentley O-Line Performance. Duke also serves as the Game liaison of the Players All-Star Classic College Bowl Game. Duke previously was a position coach/assistant strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate level for 6 years. Manyweather was a stand-out Offensive Lineman at Humboldt State prior to coaching and scouting. In 2008 Duke signed with the Amarillo Dusters of the Arena Football League but was traded before training camp to the Arkansas Twisters, where he spent the 2008 season.
2008-2013: Humboldt State University- Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
2010 winter-2013 spring: Humboldt State University- Defensive Line Coach
2008-2010: College of the Redwoods- Offensive Line Coach/Run- Game Coordinator
Jamal Smith (@NiceScout) on Twitter
Jamal is a former college football player with an Undergraduate Degree in Finance and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Jamal played football for 17 years of his life including five years at the collegiate level. Jamal also has a large network of coaches and professional players that he has developed through his years of playing football and from his father (who has coached football over 30 years) and brother who was a high school football coach for several years. Having a keen eye for talent, Jamal is currently the Co-Director of Scouting Operations with Beyond the Combine Scouting Inc.
Ray Hamill is a contributing writer to Beyond the Combine, and brings 20 years of experience as a sportswriter. He is also the host of “North Coast Fan Zone”, a weekly local sports talk-radio show in Northern California.
HEATHER CLEMONS, MS, MBA, ATC (@AlfredSB10) on Twitter
Heather has been a certified athletic trainer for 15 years. She has worked primarily in the college setting providing care for both men’s and women’s teams as well as working a variety of youth clinics, camps and tournaments. She also spent a summer with the New York/New Jersey Juggernaut of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) League. For the last eight years she has been an educator and mentor as the Clinical Coordinator for the Athletic Training Education Program at Hofstra University, preparing the next generation of athletic healthcare professionals.
She has been a life-long athlete and sports fan both from the sidelines and in the stands. Most recently she has become an advocate for youth sports safety working with Advocates for Injured Athletes on a variety of projects, but most notably as a weekly blogger on a wide range of topics since relocating to San Diego, CA.
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