Coach Ramon Robinson is the founder of Elite Position Training and EPT Football Academy. He was a multi-sports superstar at TL Hanna High School, lettering in football, basketball, and track. During his senior year, he earned all-state, all-area, team offensive player of the year, and the MVP award. After high school, Ramon signed with the #1 ranked JUCO in the country, Itawamba Community College in Fulton, Mississippi with the intentions of transferring back to Clemson University. After leaving the JUCO program, he decided to accept a scholarship to Benedict College in Columbia where he established himself as one of greatest quarterbacks in Benedict’s history and still holds numerous offensive records. As a senior, he was named pre-season NAIA All-American and was selected to play in the Black College All Star game and the Division II All-American Bowl Game, where he was named the MVP. After an illustrious career at Benedict, Ramon entered the 1999 NFL Draft but went undrafted and signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL. Over a 9 year professional career, Ramon made a name for himself while playing in AFL, AF2, CFL, NIFL, and UIF leagues throughout the country, setting numerous offensive records which still stand today. Ramon accumulated 18,890 passing yards, 227 passing touchdowns, and 35 rushing touchdowns over the course of his career, which ended abruptly due to an achilles injury. It didn’t stop his passion for the sport. After his career ending injury, Ramon turned his sights to coaching; first, as an assistant and then three years as a head coach. His performance as a head coach and knowledge of the game led him to holding several management positions. Ramon has been a general manager, director of player personnel, and head of football operations for several professional arena teams. Ramon continued his education, completing his BS in Sports Management from the United States Sports Academy. He has found his true passion in educating and training the children and athletes of today to become the elite leaders of tomorrow.
Coach Bobby McGowens is a 1993 graduate of McDuffie High School where he was a three sports all-state performer in Basketball, Football and Track. He received a scholarship to play wide reciever at Clemson University in 1993. He transferred to South Carolina State University where he played football and basketball. He was a part of three conference championships (two in basketball and one in football). Bobby graduated as the all-time leader in career receptions. He played four years in the Arena Football League with Portland, Oklahoma, and Arizona. He amassed almost 200 receptions and 3000 yards during his professional career. He coached wide receivers and tight ends at North Carolina Central University in 2001. Bobby also coached football and basketball at the high school level at Pendleton and Laurens High Schools. He was a part of three region championships in football at Pendleton and one as a head basketball coach. Coach McGowens received his BS in Business Management from South Carolina State University and his Masters of Education in Administration/ Supervision from the University of Phoenix.
Coach ChaChi Sullivan is our Defensive Backs Coach. He was a four year varsity letterman, a three time All Conference player and two time All State defensive back at Belton-Honea Path High School 1996-1999.
Coach Sullivan also played college football for South Carolina State University where he was named as an All Conference and won the MVP Defensive Back award. Coach Sullivan played for South Carolina State from 2000-2003.
He is a former assistant defensive backs coach at South Carolina State University where he served from 2004-2007.
Coach Sullivan holds a BS in Physical Education and an MA in Rehabilitation Counseling.
Coach Rashaad Jackson is the Defensive Line Instructor for EPT Football Academy. He attended Union High School where he lettered three years in football, two years in basketball and two years in track field events.
Coach Jackson went on to attend Clemson University where he lettered in football for all four years and earned a Bachelors of Science in Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management and minored Athletic Leadership.
After his college career ended, Coach Jackson got the opportunity to play in the NFL. Recently, he has been coaching at the high school level for the past eight years and enjoys sharing his knowledge with young men as part of the EPT Team.
T.L. Hanna Football Hall of Fame
SC High School Football Hall of Fame
I want to say thank you Coach Ramon for helping me become a better Quarterback and a better man. I remember watching you train my brother and other QB’s when I was younger and never thought that I would become one of them. Then one day you asked if I could help out and the rest is history. From that day on I’ve learned so much from you and I know it’s just the beginning. I can’t wait to see what the future holds. I will always remember your motto, “Keep Grinding”!!!
Our boys have worked with Coach Robinson for the past 3 years. He has been extremely instrumental in helping them develop as quarterbacks, both physically and mentally. Even though distance separates us, he is always a phone call away and has made the trip to Myrtle Beach numerous times to make sure they were ready. Aside from football, Coach Robinson always pushes them to be a great students and young men. We are so fortunate to call Coach Robinson a friend and look forward to him working with Luke and Jake for many years to come!
Ramon Robinson has been our son’s quarterback trainer since he was in 4th grade and he is now a senior in high school. We have watched Ramon shape the lives of many young men over the last several years. He not only coaches technique but he is a motivator, a mentor, a friend, and their biggest fan. He has created a network of young men that has turned into a special brotherhood. He has taught these young men to be the best at their craft on the field, but also leaders and mentors to those following in their footsteps. Ramon’s passion for mentoring these young men goes way beyond technique. You are not going to find a better person to help your young quarterback develop his skills and leadership!
Coach Ramon Robinson and the EPT staff have proven to me and my boys that they are dedicated to their overall success. The care goes beyond the field. They believe in life skills and mentoring through coaching. I have witnessed this not just with my sons, but with other trainees as well. Ramon puts his whole being into training. If both you as the parent and the player commit to the training, you will see results! We are proud to be apart of the EPT family.
Coach McGowens has been instrumental in helping my son work on his craft and become a starter on his team . He has helped him to improve his technique so that he is a true threat for opposing teams. His route running has improved tremendously and he’s learned most importantly, how to get open. He’s getting the ball more and really helping his team. The attention to detail on all the intricacies of playing wide receiver makes Coach McGowens and the EPT team invaluable . Their trainees are always learning under the tutelage of coaches who have played at the next level, giving your athlete an edge over their competition .