GRID Coaching Staff
George Patrick "Geep" Chryst is the Head Coach of HUB Football. His extensive coaching experience enables him to take part in coaching all positions, along with establishing the overall pace and flow of our CAMPs. Coach Chryst has been a part of the HUB's coaching staff since the beginning, in 2019, and continues to play a vital role in upcoming HUB events.
Chryst has 25 years of NFL coaching experience, working as an Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks Coach and Tight Ends Coach. During his time in San Francisco (2011-2014), the 49ers won 54 games with both Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick under center. Both set career records for passer rating in 2012, when Kaepernick took over for Smith in a Week 11 MNF win over the Bears. While neither QB had enough throws to qualify for the league rating title, Smith (104.3 rating) would have finished 3rd, and Kaepernick (98.3 rating) would have been 7th. Quite an impressive feat, as no NFL team has had two quarterbacks finish in the Top Ten the same season.
In 13 of his 25 NFL seasons, Coach Chryst’s offense ranked in the Top Ten in either Rushing, Passing or Points Scored. His NFL experience includes coaching Denver (2017-18), Carolina (2006–10), Arizona (2001–03, 1996–98), San Diego (1999-2000) and Chicago (1991-95).
Ty Detmer won the Heisman Trophy in 1990 while playing quarterback for Brigham Young University (BYU). He went on to play professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for fourteen seasons. He was the offensive coordinator at BYU from 2015 to 2017. At BYU, Detmer broke numerous NCAA records and was twice recognized as a consensus All-American. A late-round pick in the 1992 NFL Draft, Detmer played for six NFL teams, including: Green Bay, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Cleveland, Detroit and Atlanta.
Al-Zahir Hakim coaches The HUB’s Wide Receivers. Coach Hakim works with his players to perfect their release, come strong off the line, refine their route-running, and read defensive coverages. A former NFL fourth round pick, Coach Hakim understands the needs of aspiring professional football players, and thus provides accurate and detailed instruction so players can continue to develop post-CAMP. Coach Hakim came onboard to The HUB in May of 2021.
Al-Zahir Hakim played collegiate football at San Diego State before eventually being drafted to the St. Louis Rams. In St. Louis, Hakim won a ring in Super Bowl XXXIV in 1999 and continued his booming production into 2000, setting multiple career highs. After his stint in St. Louis,Hakim became a member of the Detroit Lions (2002-2004), New Orleans Saints (2005), and San Diego Chargers (2006).
When his playing days ended, Al-Zahir Hakim shifted his attention to coaching. In 2018, Coach Hakim was named Wide Receivers Coach for the San Diego Fleet of the Alliance of American Football (AAF). The following year, Coach Hakim became the Wide Receivers Coach for the St. Louis Battlehawks of the XFL.
Wayne Moses is in charge of coaching the HUB's Running Backs. Understanding the versatility of the position, Coach Moses teaches his players the importance of dominating in every aspect of the game: ball carrying, pass protection, route-running, and catching. Coach Moses has proudly coached at all levels in his 30 years of experience and led the Running Backs position in The CAMP I & II.
After his time playing and graduating from the University of Washington in 1977, Moses began his coaching career at Cal State Fullerton. Since then, he's made numerous stops at Power 5 conference programs such as NC State, Rutgers, UCLA, California, USC, Washington, Stanford, and Pittsburgh. He coached Jonathan Franklin, UCLA's all-time leading rusher, and 4 additional players who led the PAC-12 in rushing during the course of his 19 seasons in the conference.
Coach Moses' expertise also includes coaching Running Backs on the NFL-level for the St. Louis Rams (2006-2007), where he coached All-Pro Running Back Steven Jackson in his first Pro Bowl season. Currently, Coach Moses enters his fourth season as an assistant coach with the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CA) football team for the 2020-2021 season.
Offensive Line/Tight Ends
Eugene Chung has been an assistant offensive line coach in the NFL since 2010. Prior to coaching, Chung played collegiately at Virginia Tech where he earned All-America and All-Big East honors as a senior offensive tackle and was inducted in the Virginia Tech Hall of Fame in 2008. Drafted 13th overall in the 1993 NFL draft, Chung enjoyed a six-year playing career in the NFL that included stops in New England, Jacksonville, Indianapolis, Kansas City and Philadelphia.
He transitioned to the coaching side in 2010 and began his new career as an assistant offensive line coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. After spending three seasons in Philadelphia, he joined the Kansas City Chiefs from 2013-2015 in the same role under head coach Andy Reid. Chung was re-hired by the Eagles on January 20, 2016, by new head coach Doug Pederson, who was Chung's offensive coordinator with the Chiefs. Chung has coached some of the most dominant offensive lines in the NFL, most notably the 2018 Philadelphia Eagles who defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.
Dwaine Board coaches The HUB's elite Defensive Line. Involved with multiple Super Bowl winning teams, Coach Board understands what it takes to excel at the highest level. Board focuses heavily on developing his players, further refining their techniques, devising strategic rushes pre-snap, and improving coordination with the entire defensive front.
Board is a former standout Defensive End who was drafted in the fifth round of the 1979 NFL Draft. During his playing career, he played for the San Francisco 49ers (1979-1988) and the New Orleans Saints (1988). In his ten NFL seasons, Board recorded 45 sacks and 9 fumble recoveries.
Highly touted as a veteran Defensive Line Coach in the NFL, Coach Board was a key member of four San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl winning teams: Super Bowl XVI, Super Bowl XIX, and Super Bowl XXIII as a player, and Super Bowl XXIX as a coach. Board has served as an NFL Defensive Line Coach for the 49ers (1990-1993, 1994-2002), Raiders (2009), Browns (2011-2012), and most recently with the Seahawks (2003-2008, 2015-2017).
Derrick Gardner coaches The HUB’s Defensive Backs. Coach Gardner is a former NFL Defensive Back who personifies hard work, dedication, and a desire to help players achieve their dreams of playing professional football. He works on further developing players ball tracking skills, press/jam technique, coverage schemes, and on-field execution. He understands the value of teaching and provides his players with feedback to bring to the next level. Coach Gardner recently joined The HUB’s coaching staff, making his HUB debut for the May CAMP in 2021.
Coach Gardner played his college years in the PAC-12 for the California Golden Bears (1995-1998). Starting in his final 31 games for Cal, Gardner led the team in interceptions (2) his junior year and finished his collegiate career with 160 total tackles. After Cal, Gardner went undrafted in the 1999 NFL Draft and eventually signed as a UDFA for the Atlanta Falcons. His hard work elevated Gardner to the active roster and he went on to play seven games for the Falcons. In 2000, Gardner was allocated to NFL Europe, where he played for the Rhein Fire and won the World Bowl 2000. He continued his professional career in the XFL, playing for the San Francisco Demons in 2001, before landing on the AFL’s LA Avengers.
After his playing days concluded in 2005, Coach Gardner became the secondary coach at his alma mater, Skyline High School. In 2009, Gardner was named Director of Football Operations for the East-West Shrine Game, before becoming a pro scout intern for the Seattle Seahawks. His next stop returned Gardner to his college alma mater, Cal Berkeley, where he held the title of Strength Training Program Leader. In 2012, Coach Gardner became the Cornerbacks Coach at Laney College under Head Coach John Beam. His coaching was featured during season 5 of Last Chance U on Netflix.
Sam Anno is a select member of HUB Football's defensive coaching staff who provides invaluable instruction and mentorship to our LBs. His experience playing and coaching at the highest level has produced a plethora of information that he hopes to share with players who aim to play in the NFL. Coach Anno joins the HUB Team in 2021 and looks forward to contributing to player development.
Coach Anno graduated from the University of Southern California (1983-1986) when he began in NFL journey. During his seven-year professional playing career, he played Linebacker, Long Snapper, and Special Teams for the Los Angeles Rams (1987), Minnesota Vikings (1987-1988), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1989-1991), and San Diego Chargers (1992-1993). Coach Anno's diverse skill set made him a unique player that culminated in winning the NFL's Special Teams Player of the Year in 1989.
Coach Anno began his coaching career as an assistant at St. Monica High School (1996-2001) and moved on to become defensive coordinator at Santa Monica High School (2000-2001). Then, he joined his alma mater, USC, as a Special Teams and Defensive Graduate Assistant (2005-2007). His collegiate coaching experience then led to stints in Central Connecticut State (2008) and the University of San Diego (2009-2015). In 2015, Coach Anno re-entered the NFL, joining the Oakland Raiders as an Assistant LBs Coach. Recently, Anno joined the IFL, hired as part of the San Diego Strike Force coaching staff in 2019.
Nick Novak leads the Special Teams unit, coaching The HUB's Kickers, Punters, and Long Snappers. An undrafted 12-year NFL veteran, Novak has a deep understanding on how to break into the NFL and what it takes to compete at the highest level. At HUB events, Coach Novak provides players with instructions on refining form, properly setting up kicks, and blocking out noise. Coach Novak has been a part of the HUB's coaching staff since 2019, taking part in The SCRIMMAGE II and The CAMP I & II.
Novak played college football at the University of Maryland, where he became an ACC Champion (2004) and won several awards including two-time First-Team All-ACC and the Jim Tatum award. After going undrafted out of college, Novak signed with the Chicago Bears and eventually made it onto the Washington Redskins 53-man roster in 2005.
Novak had a long and productive NFL career, playing for the Arizona Cardinals, San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, and Houston Texans, as well as stretches in other leagues such as NFL Europe, the United Football League (UFL), the Alliance of American Football (AAF), and most recently, the XFL. In his NFL career, Novak completed 97.3% of PATs and 82% of FGs. Coach Novak currently operates Novak Kicking & Consulting, striving to move the game forward as much as possible.