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Joe Tom and Jennifer Haby
Parent

“Walking Parker Haby up to Texas Long Snapping two years ago was one of the best decisions Jennifer and I could have ever made. Coach Conrey doesn’t just build great snappers. He builds men of faith and of great character. Parker wasn’t the biggest or the fastest. But after one season with Coach Conrey he became the starting varsity snapper as a junior. He went on to have an offer to sign with Angelo State University before his senior year and is headed there in the fall of 2022. We as a family rely heavily on the verse Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the plans I have for you..”. God had great plans for Parker and we know that Texas Long Snapping and Coach Coney were a huge part of fulfilling those plans.”

Joe Tom and Jennifer Haby
SON PARKER, ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY
Uvalde, Texas

Carson Whitington
Athlete

“I have been with Coach Doug Conrey, the founder of Texas Long Snapping, for a little more than a year now. From when I started long snapping until now, I have made tremendous progress which has allowed me to sign with Blinn Junior College for the Fall 2022 football season. The long snapping skills that are taught, the drills that we do, and the overall experience has just been phenomenal. Coach Coney has been more than just a coach, he has been a mentor on and off the field. I seem to call him at least once a week just to check in with him and let him know how things are going. He has taught me and prepared me for the college level and I know his coaching will continue with me over the next four years, even if it’s just over the phone. There have been times my mother has reached out to Coach Coney just to get his advice on some things; he didn’t mind one bit and he always followed up.

Coach Doug Coney & Texas Long Snapping have truly been a blessing for my family and me over the last year. Even though it was I that actually had to put the work in, I know I wouldn’t be where I am today or where I’m going if it wasn’t for Coach Conrey. He believed in me, pushed me to be a great long snapper, and taught me to be a better man in life. Of course, he jumps your case when you need it, but he’s only trying to make you better and teach you the correct way to long snap. He always preaches about getting enough sleep, taking care of your body, and making sure your grades are good, but it’s all for a reason. Joining Texas Long Snapping was the best decision my family and I ever made. I will forever be grateful to Coach Doug Conrey and I hope to make him proud as I enter collegiate football. Go Bucs!!”

Carson Whitington
El Campo
Blinn Junior College

CJ Adair
Athlete

“Throughout my years of being a snapper, Coach Coney has taught and prepared me to perform at a Varsity and Collegiate level. Since I was in 8th grade, Coach kept building me up year by year and helped me develop both mentally and physically. His investment in me really pushed me to be the best I could every single day. Texas Long Snapping truly pushes you as an athlete and as a snapper through internal competition against fellow snappers, and oneself. Not only does his training develop you as a snapper, but as an overall athlete. Coach Conrey truly has built the best Snapping workshop in all of Texas. God bless him and God bless Texas Long Snapping.”

CJ Adair
San Antonio Johnson
2022 SA All Star Game
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Ryan Alvarado
Athlete

“Thank you Coach Doug for teaching me for six years. Without your guidance and help I wouldn’t be where I am and who I am today without you. All the mental workouts and tough training sessions have prepared me for the next stage of my life and I couldn’t be more grateful. They have taught me valuable skills so I can have a great career in college and an even greater life. With that said I owe all my success and achievements to you.”

Ryan Alvarado
San Antonio Clark
Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Thomas Erwin
Athlete

“I went into my freshman year of high school looking to play football for fun with no serious intent. However, when I was introduced to Long Snapping I immediately began to love football. Before I came to Coach Doug I was a skinny kid who could snap a football 10 yards. When I started attending Coach Doug’s camps I noticed immediate improvement. I have now been with Coach Doug for 4 years and through these camps I have become a snapper that has been ranked 26th in the nation. This is thanks to Coach Doug, he will make you a collegiate snapper but will also teach you a lot about the mental game of sports and life. I learned a lot from Coach Doug and you could too!!”

Thomas Erwin
Central Catholic
United States Naval Academy

Kaydon Olivia
Athlete

“I just wanted to let you know that I have received my first opportunity at the D1 level at the University of the Incarnate Word. I wanted to thank you for continuously working with me and believing in me, and doing everything you can to physically and mentally prepare myself to be a great athlete, student, and man. You’ve been training me since 8th grade and I wouldn’t want to be coached by anyone else!! I never thought I could meet someone whohas the same love and passion for this unique football position. And I know you personally know the coaches, so I know you heavily influenced this opportunity and I am very grateful for that. Thank you again, coach! God bless!!”

Kaydon Olivia
Schertz Samuel Clemens
Texas State University

Parker Haby
Athlete

“I joined Texas Long Snapping going into my junior year of high school, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I came in as a kid who didn’t know much about long snapping other than my school needed one and that it was a great way for me to start on varsity. I left being a two-year starter and being the best man, athlete and Christian I could be. Coach Conrey is one of the best coaches I’ve ever had! His commitment and care for his athletes are second to none and he truly pushes us to be our best at all times, not just to make us better athletes, but also better men on and off the field. TXLS’s program is not just about the physical parts of snapping, but it also heavily incorporates your mental toughness into everything you do. Coach Corey is truly in a league of his own when it comes to coaching. I have been to a few other camps and Coach Coney soars above every other Long Snapping coach I know. I highly recommend Texas Long Snapping to anyone who is looking for their way onto the field at any level. With Coach Conrey’s help and the great community of Texas Long Snapping, you won’t only become a great snapper but also a great athlete, man, and Christian.”

Parker Haby
Uvalde
Angelo State University

Brandin Gonzalez
Athlete

“When I first started training with Coach Conrey, I was in the 6th grade, and I didn’t know anything about long snapping. The passion that Coach Conrey has about snapping was something that I had never seen before. From learning about the 6-step snapping process to your breathing techniques when you’re about to snap, all of these work in game time situations. What you learn from Coach Conrey isn’t just about football, it’s about life as well. Coach Conrey teaches his players that no matter how much pressure you have, always be calm and everything will be okay and workout. He focuses on every athlete he has and will work with you on your strengths and weaknesses and make the weaknesses into strengths. You will see improvements in weeks if you listen to Coach Coney and do his workouts on your own. Outside of football he has been there for me when I had rough times and he is one of the best coaches that I have been around. He teaches so much about life, like the breathing techniques he teaches that I use when I am about to take a test or even when I’m going on a date. Coach Coney didn’t just make me a great snapper, he made me into a great young man that now has confidence in himself to be successful.”

Brandin Gonzalez
San Antonio John Jay HS
2021 SA All Star Game
Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Rex Lee
Athlete

“I started working with Coach Conrey in the Spring of my 6th grade year in Middle School. After playing several positions in football, I knew to accomplish my dream of playing college athletics I needed to learn to Long Snap. My Dad found Coach Conrey for me and it was a true blessing. I didn’t like the long drives at first from Georgetown to San Antonio, but eventually I looked forward to them to train. Under coaches’ guidance he helped me achieve many accomplishments. I was chosen to play in the USA International Bowl 3 times, earn a Kohl’s 4.5 star ranking and be ranked in the Top 50 Long Snapper class of 2022. With Coach Coney’s coaching and guidance, I received 10 different college offers and with his advice have chosen Tyler Junior College to begin my collegiate career. I will always be thankful and blessed to be part of Coach Coney’s Texas Long Snapping family!”

Rex Lee
Georgetown HS
Tyler Junior College

Christopher Espinosa
Athlete

“Coach Conrey has taught me more than football; he has also taught me about life. I learned from him that using your mind can be your greatest asset, and his lessons were a tremendous help to my high school career. He taught me how to overcome obstacles, how to plan my life and how to calm down in a stress-inducing situation like long snapping.”

Christopher Espinosa
Churchill High School
Summa Cum Laude
Texas A&M University

Trapper Erwin
Athlete

“I joined Texas Long Snapping my sophomore year of high school. Compared to others, I got a late start on snapping, but Coach Conrey quickly taught me how to snap a football and directly helped me progress in my training. Coach Conrey has a total hands-on instruction approach, which helped me tremendously as I was able to become proficient in my skills almost immediately. TXLS’s intense and focused workouts helped me keep my snapping and general football training in line. Every Sunday I spent snapping I felt ready to take on another week of football workouts with full effort. Coach Conrey’s program is not just about snapping, but becoming a mentally-intense animal on the football field. TXLS allowed me to achieve great feats in sports, but in life beyond football. Using the mental tools taught in TXLS I was able to keep my priorities in line and achieve my goals in all aspects. Even out of high school, I am very grateful for the mentor relationship I still have with Coach Conrey and the TXLS program as a whole. I highly recommend to anyone that has an interest in becoming an outstanding long snapper to begin training with Texas Long Snapping, you won’t only become a great snapper, but a better overall athlete and success-driven individual.”

Trapper Erwin (Schertz Samuel Clemens)

U.S. Air Force Academy

Ethan Woods
Athlete

Through these last six years, my life has been changed for the best with the lessons I’ve learned from Coach Conrey and Texas Long Snapping. Working on a unique skill for football has allowed me to reach heights and achievements I didn’t think I could achieve. From practical lessons to mental lessons, I’ve gained valuable skills I can use in all areas of my life. I owe a substantial amount of success to Coach Conrey for getting me to where I am today. I hope to see you at a game one day Coach! Dawgs up!

Ethan Woods (San Antonio Churchill)
San Antonio All-Star Game
Houston Baptist University

Roy P. Murry
Athlete

I am so glad to hear that you are continuing to share your wisdom and experience with coaches and young people alike. I remember when you helped a pencil-necked Center put on 30 pounds of strength, and taught him a unique skill set, that carried him forward in the all-star games and a good start to a successful college experience. You instilled confidence and love for snapping in particular and doing things right in general. Your success with me was due to the creation of invincible pride at never screwing up a snap and the fine art of knowing where it was going, laces ¼ to the right, at 14.5 yards. Telling the punters where the ball and laces would end up at any distance was fun. Knowing I could do it every time took away all fear and dread. I was a nuisance to place holders in college wanting results from every attempt. You taught me these things through your patience and demeanor. Thank you.

Roy Murray (SA Churchill)
Texas High School Coaches All-Star Game
Southwestern Louisiana University – 4-year starter

Cade Collenback
Athlete

Coach, been thinking about you a lot recently. I can’t wait to get back to work with you when I get home. All of my snaps have been perfectly on target so far, Coach Rocco has praised me and said that for my age, I’m the best snapper that he has ever seen! Because of that, he scooted my punter back to 15 yards. All of the snappers still in high school will realize how much you need everything you have taught us. The mental part goes long way. I’m going in against Kilgore JC ready and confident in myself. I thought I’d be nervous, but the breathing and self-talk help me a lot! The high schoolers will quickly realize this when they go to college!

Cade Collenback (San Antonio O’Connor)
San Antonio All-Star Game
University of Texas at San Antonio/Tyler JC

Kevin McLeland
Parent

Tracey and I want to thank you for all you’ve done for Evin, not only with his snapping but also by being a great example of putting God first in all things and how if we Him, He will lead us and bless us. Thank you so much for putting Ev in contact with other awesome young men, especially Brent and Tusker. He now has a special relationship with both of them and Tracy and I couldn’t be happier. Evin is excited to keep in touch and follow Tucker’s career and is equally excited to continue working with Brent. We have no doubt God used you to place both of these young men in Evin’s life. Please let us know next time you’re in town we’d love to meet up with you.

Kevin McLeland
Son, Evin, Wiley East High School
Harling University

Tucker Addington
Athlete

“Coach Conrey and the Texas Long Snapping staff have had a huge impact on my career thus far. When I met Coach Conrey I had minimal knowledge and passion for long snapping. Throughout high school and college, I have developed skills and increased my knowledge in the art of long snapping; both the mental and physical aspects. My passion for the position of long snapping has grown more than I could have ever imagined; some may even say I am in love. I am so very blessed that God brought Coach Conrey into my life. I thank God that I can represent Coach Conrey’s almamater, Sam Houston State University.

Eat’em Up Kats!”

Tucker Addington (NB Canyon)
Sam Houston State, 4 Year Starter
San Antonio All Star Game

Danny Padron
Coach

“We had Doug come out and work with our long and short snappers on several occasions this past season. His attention to detail, his ability to communicate and his plan of action helped each of them improve and gain confidence. We credit him with their success and look forward to continue our relationship with him and Texas Long Snapping!”

Danny Padron
Head Football Coach – Texas Lutheran University

Tim Oehrlein
Coach

“As a high school coach for over 30 years I always look for detail and repetition when sending kids to camp . My youngest son worked with Coach Conrey the past 2 years and is a D1 collegiate snapper .He and I both are impressed with Coach Conrey and his attention to detail while teaching the mental and physical aspects of snapping.”

Coach Tim Oehrlein
Westlake High School
Son John,
University of Arkansas

Sonny Detmer
Coach

“As a successful high school football coach, Coach Conrey has taken his knowledge of the game and incorporated it into his passion for teaching the skill of long snapping. We have been sending all of our long snappers, from middle school to our varsity, to him for several years and I can honestly say that we have not had a bad snap since our players have been trained by him. Coach Conrey’s attention to detail and his ability to connect with young players is evidenced by all of the snappers he has trained who go on to play at the next level. He is simply the best long snapping coach that I have ever seen.”

Sonny Detmer
Head Football Coach at Somerset High School
Sons, Ty (Heisman Trophy) and Koy Detmer, Former NFL Quarterbacks

David Wetzel
Coach

‘Doug Conrey does an outstanding job working with long snappers. At Reagan HS, we have been very fortunate to have Doug tutor many of our players over the last several years. He truly prepares the players to perform this “specialty” in a game situation.’

David Wetzel
Former Head Football Coach (San Antonio Reagan HS)
Baylor University, Associate A.D.

Marshall Fleener
Coach

“Wow! Coach Doug Conrey has developed a program to help a dedicated athlete learn a skill that can take him from a high school starter to a college scholarship and even a chance to play at the professional level. Coach Conrey’s long snapper program gives a player the drills and repetitions to develop a skill that is the first and most important part of any kicking play in a game. His program also teaches the long snapper the mental focus that prepares him for his snap before he ever goes onto the field. I have enjoyed helping with many of the Texas Long Snapping clinics and it is obvious that Coach Conrey has a passion for teaching young athletes the physical and mental skills needed to become excellent long snappers, at any level.”

Marshall Fleener
Former Head Football Coach – Central Catholic HS

Matt Powledge
Coach

“Doug Conrey is a master of the long snapping craft. I haven’t hesitated sending my players to seek instruction from Coach Conrey in regards to improving their snapping skills. He is an unbelievable teacher and is one of the best instructors that I’ve been around when it comes to snapping. Coach Conrey also does an excellent job challenging his pupils and getting the best out of them, at all times. His resume speaks for itself, as many of his snappers are dominating the snapping game at the highest collegiate level. I have encouraged the long snappers that I have coached to seek his help each off season in order to improve their game and I will continue to do so. I would recommend anyone who wanted to take their game to the next level as a long snapper to contact Doug Conrey and Texas Long Snapping!”

Matt Powledge
Special Teams Coordinator – University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Brock Barnett
Athlete

“Training with Coach Conrey of Texas Long Snapping was the sole reason I became a great Snapper. I perfected my craft and achieved more accolades than I could have ever dreamed of because of the guidance he gave me. In the two years I was with him, I learned countless and immeasurable lessons – both on and off the field. The most important lesson I learned from Coach Conrey was “If at first you don’t succeed, listen to what your coach tells you to do!” Thankfully, I did!”

Brock Barnett (Kerrville Tivy)
San Antonio All Star Game
2X Super Snapper Award Winner

Alec Huntley
Athlete

“He has an immense amount of knowledge when it comes to snapping and can help anyone to become the best that he can be.”

Alec Huntley (SA Johnson High School)
Texas A&M Commerce

Brendan Knoespel
Athlete

“Coach Doug – thank you for all your guidance over these past four years. You not only taught me how to snap, but how to be a man of faith and live a good life. I hope to repay your investment in me by working hard in football and having a successful career in the U.S. Army. I hope to see you in Philly next year when we beat the hell outta Navy!”

Brendan Knoespel (Antonion Prep)
United States Military Academy
San Antonio All Star Game