Chris Archie

Wide Receivers Coach in Detroit, Michigan

“Key philosophy: Obsessive attention to details; combined with an extraordinary, unyielding, relentlessly psychotic work ethic.” - Coach Archie


Coach Archie is a passionate, results-oriented wide receivers coach, who exudes an intense, fiery passion that has a unique way of capturing the attention young athletes. This passion is his signature; and he uses it to motivate young athletes and to ignite a sense of work ethic and dedication towards the achievement of their professional goals and dreams.


· Devin Funchess – Indianapolis Colts

· KJ Hamler – Penn. St. University

· Donnie Corley - Michigan State University/Texas Southern University (transfer)

· Desmond Fitzpatrick – University of Louisville

· Nolan Givan – Ball State University

· Corey Lacanaria – Ball State University (graduated)

· Maurice Ways – University of Michigan (graduated)


Coach Archie began his coaching career after completing a playing career on the gridiron that featured stops at every level. He spent two seasons on the squad at the University of Cincinnati before transferring to Eastern Michigan University and serving as a co-captain for the Eagles. Following his collegiate career, Archie signed as an undrafted free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2002. His stint in the NFL was cut short due to an injury sustained during training camp with the Bengals. Archie went on to spend six seasons competing in Arena Football 2 league. Archie’s finest professional season came in 2007 with the Mahoning Valley Thunder, earning awards and setting franchise records for points, touchdowns, receiving yards and 100-yard receiving games.


· 2015: Davenport University

· 2014: Taylor University

· 2013: Knox College

· 2012: Concordia University

In addition to his vast experience on the sidelines, Coach Archie served as a Head Wide Receivers Coach for Rising Stars Recruiting from 2008-2011. He has also operated his own private training business.