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Jake Zweig

Retired Navy SEAL, Executive Coach & Football Player Development Coach at the University of Illinois

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Jake Zweig Biography

Jake Zweig is in his third season on Lovie Smith’s staff at the University of Illinois in 2019 and first in Football Player Development. Zweig spent the last two seasons as a special teams analyst.

Prior to coming to Champaign-Urbana, Zweig served as the co-defensive coordinator/defensive line coach at the University of Findlay and as a coach with the Minnesota Vikings Bill Walsh Coaching Fellowship. He also has experience at Incarnate Word, New Hampshire, Iona, Catholic University of America and Maryland.

Zweig is a results-driven leader who has brought the standards of excellence in teamwork, focus, and toughness from his former world as a Navy SEAL to college football. Zweig utilizes proven motivational techniques and sincere mentorship to develop his players into tomorrow’s leaders. His unique background blends the intensity of his military Special Forces training with his commitment to the success of his football team.

At Findlay, Zweig bolstered the performance of the defense from the bottom of the division to the middle of their league. He employed battlefield tested leadership methods along with the latest coaching apps and social media tools to engage his millennial-generation football players. During a coaching clinic stop at Ohio University, he led the team and staff through a leadership program comprised of leadership skills training, problem solving scenarios, and, of course, a rigorous team bonding Navy SEAL workout.

While at Incarnate Word, Zweig targeted the team’s play execution process and their workouts, which resulted in significant game-time improvements. In 2013, he coached the first top-10 finish in UIW special teams’ history; finishing at No. 7 in net punting and No. 8 in punt return defense. With the move up from Division II to FCS, the tremendous performance of the special teams and outside linebackers was instrumental in the program’s first winning record.

During the 2011 season, Zweig coached with the Bryant University defense staff. He challenged the Bulldog defense to stretch for ambitious goals and re-define their knowledge of defensive tactics.

At New Hampshire, he was the defensive line and special teams coach. Zweig boosted the New Hampshire defense to 21st in the nation in sacks—up from 109th the previous year—and coached two defensive players who earned all-league status. Zweig’s arrival at New Hampshire followed a successful season as the defensive line coach and special teams coordinator at Iona College. Prior to Iona, he spent two seasons as the defensive line and special teams coach at the Catholic University of America. At Catholic, his special teams earned top conference honors in both touchdowns scored and punt return yards.

Zweig can personally relate to prospective players and their parents by drawing from his own experience of setting and achieving difficult goals. As a result, he was instrumental in recruiting the largest class in the history of Catholic football. A true mentor to his team, Zweig charted and executed academic progression plans, identified academic problems early, and created incentives for consistent performance which led to significantly higher grade point averages. Prior to Catholic, he began his coaching career at the University of Maryland staff as a graduate assistant working with the Terrapin wide receivers.

Jake Zweig earned a master’s of business administration from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s of science in computer science from the U.S. Naval Academy. His athletic record at the Naval Academy includes playing nose guard, varsity wrestling, and an intensive swimming routine in preparation to be a Navy diver. In the Navy, he served as a surface warfare officer onboard the USS Merrimack before reporting for Navy SEAL training at the Basic Underwater Demolition School. SEAL training is the most grueling and demanding physical and mental regimen in the world and Zweig not only personally excelled at the challenge, but mentored the other trainees through the program and was named the leader of class 217. Following his training, Zweig reported to SEAL Team 8 in Little Creek, Virginia, and attained the rank of Lieutenant.

A native of Steilacoom, Washington, he attended the Charles Wright Academy of Tacoma where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a member of the 1989 state runner-up football team. He was also a State “A” wrestling champion and a member of the varsity golf team.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jake Zweig for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jake Zweig for your next private or corporate function.
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Retired Navy SEAL, Executive Coach & Football Player Development Coach at the University of Illinois

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Jake Zweig Biography

Jake Zweig is in his third season on Lovie Smith’s staff at the University of Illinois in 2019 and first in Football Player Development. Zweig spent the last two seasons as a special teams analyst.

Prior to coming to Champaign-Urbana, Zweig served as the co-defensive coordinator/defensive line coach at the University of Findlay and as a coach with the Minnesota Vikings Bill Walsh Coaching Fellowship. He also has experience at Incarnate Word, New Hampshire, Iona, Catholic University of America and Maryland.

Zweig is a results-driven leader who has brought the standards of excellence in teamwork, focus, and toughness from his former world as a Navy SEAL to college football. Zweig utilizes proven motivational techniques and sincere mentorship to develop his players into tomorrow’s leaders. His unique background blends the intensity of his military Special Forces training with his commitment to the success of his football team.

At Findlay, Zweig bolstered the performance of the defense from the bottom of the division to the middle of their league. He employed battlefield tested leadership methods along with the latest coaching apps and social media tools to engage his millennial-generation football players. During a coaching clinic stop at Ohio University, he led the team and staff through a leadership program comprised of leadership skills training, problem solving scenarios, and, of course, a rigorous team bonding Navy SEAL workout.

While at Incarnate Word, Zweig targeted the team’s play execution process and their workouts, which resulted in significant game-time improvements. In 2013, he coached the first top-10 finish in UIW special teams’ history; finishing at No. 7 in net punting and No. 8 in punt return defense. With the move up from Division II to FCS, the tremendous performance of the special teams and outside linebackers was instrumental in the program’s first winning record.

During the 2011 season, Zweig coached with the Bryant University defense staff. He challenged the Bulldog defense to stretch for ambitious goals and re-define their knowledge of defensive tactics.

At New Hampshire, he was the defensive line and special teams coach. Zweig boosted the New Hampshire defense to 21st in the nation in sacks—up from 109th the previous year—and coached two defensive players who earned all-league status. Zweig’s arrival at New Hampshire followed a successful season as the defensive line coach and special teams coordinator at Iona College. Prior to Iona, he spent two seasons as the defensive line and special teams coach at the Catholic University of America. At Catholic, his special teams earned top conference honors in both touchdowns scored and punt return yards.

Zweig can personally relate to prospective players and their parents by drawing from his own experience of setting and achieving difficult goals. As a result, he was instrumental in recruiting the largest class in the history of Catholic football. A true mentor to his team, Zweig charted and executed academic progression plans, identified academic problems early, and created incentives for consistent performance which led to significantly higher grade point averages. Prior to Catholic, he began his coaching career at the University of Maryland staff as a graduate assistant working with the Terrapin wide receivers.

Jake Zweig earned a master’s of business administration from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s of science in computer science from the U.S. Naval Academy. His athletic record at the Naval Academy includes playing nose guard, varsity wrestling, and an intensive swimming routine in preparation to be a Navy diver. In the Navy, he served as a surface warfare officer onboard the USS Merrimack before reporting for Navy SEAL training at the Basic Underwater Demolition School. SEAL training is the most grueling and demanding physical and mental regimen in the world and Zweig not only personally excelled at the challenge, but mentored the other trainees through the program and was named the leader of class 217. Following his training, Zweig reported to SEAL Team 8 in Little Creek, Virginia, and attained the rank of Lieutenant.

A native of Steilacoom, Washington, he attended the Charles Wright Academy of Tacoma where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a member of the 1989 state runner-up football team. He was also a State “A” wrestling champion and a member of the varsity golf team.

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  • Rising Above the Challenge: A Black Navy SEAL's Story of Survival
    Black History talk on my journey through SEAL training. With everything going on enjoy my trip down memory lane!!!

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  • How to book Jake Zweig?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jake Zweig for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jake Zweig, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jake Zweig or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jake Zweig?

    Speaking fees for Jake Zweig, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Jake Zweig charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jake Zweig, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jake Zweig?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jake Zweig for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jake Zweig for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jake Zweig or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jake Zweig or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jake Zweig is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jake Zweig for your event is available upon request. Jake Zweig generally travels from San Antonio, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tom Flick, Rocky Bleier, Brian Holloway, Mike Ditka and John Amatt. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jake Zweig for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Rising Above the Challenge: A Black Navy SEAL's Story of Survival
    Black History talk on my journey through SEAL training. With everything going on enjoy my trip down memory lane!!!

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