HEY QB’s…BOB IS BACK!
Marc Trestman Offensive Coordinator Baltimore Ravens: “I have known Bob for many years. His knowledge of the quarterback position is one of the finest. He has a passion and a love for teaching as well as coaching the position.” New Varsity Head Coach Tom Gretes is thrilled to announce that
former MTW Coach, MTW Hall of Famer and THE current standard in Quarterback coaching has joined his staff. Says Tom, ” Bob is the most astute and knowledgeable QB teacher I have seen in my thirty plus years of coaching.” What an asset he will be to the Offensive Coordinator TBA.
Coach Rainford is a very experienced coach in all levels of football. His career began with a 4 year stint at Seneca College from 1977 as QB’s, Rec’s and RB’s coach culminating in a National Championship in 1980 as Assistant Head Coach and Offensive
Coordinator. Coach Rainford spent the next three seasons as Offensive Coordinator with Guelph University, University of Toronto and York U respectively, before returning to the high school ranks for the 1983, 84 and 85 seasons. In those three years he OC’d Leacock to a
finalist and semi-finalist appearance and a Metro Bowl Championship with Woburn Collegiate in 1985.
He returned to U of T as QB’s coach from 1989-1992 and from 1994-1996 an award winning Quarterback Coach, Coach Rainford coached Hec Creigton trophy winner Eugene Buccigrossi (above right) of the University of Toronto.
The one year away from U of T in 1993, he won a Championship as Offensive Coordinator for the Toronto Athletics of the Mid-Continental Football
League, a semi-professional North American league. After 1997 Coach Rainford has worked with U of T, York and the Oshawa
Hawkeye’s of the Northern Football Conference before joining the Metro Toronto Wildcats where he coached from 2005 – 2009.
It was then that Bob created the Rainford Quarterback Academy, a one of kind performance and skill building academy for Quarterbacks in Ontario. He has helped guide dozens of QB’s to University careers and helps university QB’s take their skills to another level. When time has permitted Bob has acted as QB’s coach and/or consultant for York, U of T and Guelph University’s.
Rainford also spent more than 10 seasons working with the quarterbacks with the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers under Hall of Fame head coach Bill Walsh. His Quarterback manuals have been praised and used by some NFL Quarterback coaches including Walsh and Sam Wyche of the Cincinnati Bengals (above left).
Bob has also volunteered his services at several MTW winter camps and roadshows as well as mentioned previously on staff with MTW from 2005-2009.
MTW players will have access to Coach Rainford’s years of Quarterbacking expertise for 16 weeks this spring and summer so QB’s and Receivers should find MTW the place to be in 2017! Just ask former MTW QB’s Jack Vernon MTW 2014 now QB at Canada Prep, Nikko Stamatis MTW 2011 former QB York University and Simon Nassar MTW ‘2009 a U of T record holding QB.
Coach Gretes and Rainford have worked together at all levels of football in the province and it makes sense the two are back together again to the benefit of a very fortunate MTW! Welcome back Coach Rainford!
National Scouting Director All Star Football
|“Having the good fortune to travel coast to coast watching high school football has afforded myself the opportunity to watch and get to know countless football coaches at the club, high school and university level for the past 30 years.I have known Bob Rainford for over 30 years and without question Bob is one of Canada’s premier quarterback coaches. His attention to detail and the ability to relate to a young quarterback is unequalled by any of his peers. The Bob Rainford QB Academy is the number 1 Quarterback School in Ontario.”Ron Dias, National Scouting Director All Star Football|
|“I have had the privilege of knowing Bob for several years now and he has become one of the most positive coaching influences on my son Will. Bob cares about his students and takes the time to understand what they need to get to the next level and puts a plan in place to get them there. Under Bob’s mentoring, Will’s technique, positional knowledge, strength, movement, and maturity as a QB have progressed rapidly. Bob’s passion for football is palpable, his knowledge of the QB position is unsurpassed and his teaching abilities are superb. We’re thrilled to have found him and be working with him.”|
Offensive Coordinator Baltimore Ravens 2016 – Current
Head Coach Chicago Bears 2014 – 2015
Head Coach Montreal Allouettes 2009, 2010 Grey Cup Champions
|“I have known Bob for many years. His knowledge of the quarterback position is one of the finest.He has a passion and a love for teaching as well as coaching the position”|
| Greg Pritty
Head Coach Markham Raiders
2009 Metro Bowl Champions
|“Without a doubt Coach Rainford is the finest QB coach in the country. His knowledge of the QB position and innate ability to teach and coach the fundamentals of the position to his athletes, are what sets him apart. The emphasis on leadership qualities for the QB is another aspect of his expert message. His love for coaching, coupled with his positive life messages, will leave a lasting impression on any quarterback fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from him. Our son would not be the QB he is today were it not for the role Coach Rainford has played and continues to play in his life”|
Head Coach Huron Heights Warriors
2011 Metro Bowl Champions
|“Bob Rainford is without question the best QB coach in Ontario. Over the past year Coach Rainford has been instrumental in the development of not only Troy McCusker, but all of our QBs here at Huron Heights. If your QB wants to take his game to the next level or you just want to improve your passing attack, Bob’s your man”|
|“Bob Rainford builds young quarterbacks from the ground up and on the ground is where it happens. Bob’s footwork techniques and passing drills have taken my son David to the next level. Bob gets to know the players and shows he cares about them on and off the field.”|