About The Coach
The Passing Academy welcomes you to the most advanced Passing School for Quarterbacks and Skill Positions available in football today. Based on cutting edge techniques, The Passing Academy will put you in the Pro Environment that will enhance your football passing skills and enhance your knowledge of the game to the extreme!
A Passion for Football
Quarterback Coach Chris Hixson has a passion for the QB position that has driven him to become the leading expert in Quarterback Bio Mechanics. Chris is the owner and lead coach for “The Passing Academy” and he has over 30 plus years of football experience, most of those years at the position of Quarterback. Chris is an absolute expert on being a technician of fundamentals, throwing technique, footwork and teaching the game of football to anyone on any level! His obsession with exactly how the QB position works allowed him to write 2 books on the position. He will teach you how to be a better quarterback!
High School and College Career
In 1993, Chris Hixson finished his high school career with a completion percentage of 82%, of which the team was named “The Best Team In Washington State History.” Chris selected The University of Rhode Island for the fantastic opportunity of starting all 4 years. His college career was highlighted by a number of school records, notably throwing for 8,574 yards. Chris earned many weekly and season Yankee Conference and Eastern Athletic Conference Association awards as well. His highest honor was being awarded the Golden Helmet, an extremely coveted achievement that so few receive. In 1995, Chris led his team to 6 last-minute drives to victory.
The Arena Football League
After being on the short list for 8 NFL teams, the Arena Football League was Chris’ next stop. This league teaches unbelievably good characteristics for the position of Quarterback, mostly because the game requires throwing the football almost every down. His team went to the Arena Bowl twice in his AFL career.
- ‘06 Amarillo Dusters Off. Coord. AFL
- ‘05 Arizona Rattlers QB – AFL
- ‘04 Georgia Force QB – AFL
- ‘03 Arizona Rattlers QB – AFL
- ‘02 Arizona Rattlers QB – AFL
- ‘01 Tallahassee Thunder QB – AFL2
- ‘97 8NFL TEAMS Emergency Call List
- ‘93-’96 University of Rhode Island QB