Career Highlights

* 8 years as a College Assistant Coach at Kansas State, West Virginia U., and Waynesburg U.

* 4 years as the Head Coach at West Liberty U.

* 10 Years as a Pro Scout (NFL and USFL)

* Nationally recognized as a QB developer

* Guest of NFL Films-QB consultant

* Helped start the Arena Football League

* Over 500 Scouting Reports archived in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

* 10 consecutive years as a guest in the training camps of the Steelers and Bengals

* Member NFL Alumni, NFLPA and American Football Coaches Association

* Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science Degrees

Contact John Westenhaver:




“John worked as the Head Scout of Pittsburgh Total Scouting (A Division Of The Pittsburgh Steelers) for five years. His courage & conviction have been an integral part of our success. Having extensive coaching experience at the collegiate & professional levels from fundamentals to evaluation of talent makes him an asset to any player that wants to succeed in football!”

Art Rooney Jr., Vice President – Pittsburgh Steelers

 “Our kids deserve an opportunity to excel. When I was a kid everyone was destined for the coal mines in WV and I would have loved the chance to work with John Westenhaver to help me achieve my football goals. He knows what it takes!”

Sam Huff, Pro Football Hall of Fame Linebacker – New York Giants, Washington Redskins

 “John Westenhaver has a wealth of knowledge in the development of football players. He has scouted and developed players at various levels of football which makes his expertise unique and his eye for talent unparalleled. I have known John for many years, during this time his passion for developing football players has become stronger than ever. Any player looking to take his ability to the next level would be wise to seek John’s services.”
Kenne Pitts, Former Asst. Strength Coach – Buffalo Bills 

“You quickly realize after spending just a few minutes with John Westenhaver that he has a deep passion for the game of football and a great ability to communicate the intricacies of the game into its simplest form. You would be hard pressed to find a better coach and quarterback talent evaluator in football. He has spent over four decades perfecting his skills under some of the greatest names in football including Paul Brown, Bobby Bowden and RC Slocum. His passion is both contagious and inspiring which has led me to pursue my lifelong dream in the National Football League. Thank you Jon for all your time and effort pouring your heart in to the young men of this great game.”

Chad Brinke - NFL Scout, Green Bay Packers

“ I have known and worked with John. He has a fine knowledge of football, all phases and details. His ability to teach specific techniques is outstanding and his projection of these techniques is done in such a way that they will have lasting results. John is an outstanding man and a fine teacher. I give John my highest endorsement”. 

The Late Frank X. Lauterbur - Legendary Head Coach at the University of Toledo, Head Coach at the University of Iowa, NFL/USFL Assistant Coach, Pro Scout

“ I have known Coach Westenhaver for over 30 years. He is a man of great character and integrity. I know this because he was my college coach and gave me the opportunity to work with him when my playing career was over. What I have learned from him is something I value. His work ethic and knowledge of the game has given me the values I have to this day. I consider John a mentor and a great friend”. 

Scott McEwen, Former Director of College Scouting - Detroit Lions