Quarterback Coach

Introducing Derek Wendel: Guest Coach at the 2024 Commanders QB Camp

QB Derek Wendel

We are thrilled to announce that Derek Wendel, the former star quarterback of the Ottawa Gee-Gees, will be joining the 2024 Commanders QB Camp as a guest coach. Wendel, renowned for his incredible achievements and records in Canadian university football, brings a wealth of experience and insight to our camp, set to inspire and instruct the next generation of quarterbacks.

A Stellar Career Filled with Achievements

During his tenure with the Gee-Gees, Wendel not only demonstrated exceptional skill and leadership on the field but also amassed an impressive list of awards and accolades. In 2016, he was honored as the OUA Most Valuable Player, a testament to his outstanding performance and contribution to the team. That same year, he earned the title of Second Team All-Canadian and was named an OUA First Team All-Star, adding to his 2015 OUA Second Team All-Star recognition.

Record-Breaking Performances

Wendel’s name is etched in the record books of U SPORTS and the OUA for his remarkable single-season and single-game performances. He holds the U SPORTS single-season record for completions (216), attempts (346), and total yards (3,136), showcasing his prowess as a quarterback. His OUA single-game record for passing yards (564) and the Gee-Gees’ single-season record for touchdown passes (24) highlight his ability to change the course of a game and lead his team to victory.

Bringing Expertise to the Commanders QB Camp

Standing at 6-1 and weighing 212 pounds, Wendel’s physicality was matched by his strategic thinking and decision-making, honed over a successful five-year career and culminating in a Philosophy degree from the University of Ottawa. His comprehensive career stats, including a total of 8,863 passing yards, 67 touchdowns, and an average efficiency rating of 153.7, underline his technical skill and mental acuity.

At the Commanders QB Camp, Wendel will share his experiences, techniques, and the philosophies that propelled him to the top of Canadian university football. His sessions promise to be an invaluable resource for young quarterbacks eager to learn from one of the best in the game.

Join us in welcoming Derek Wendel to the 2024 Commanders QB Camp. Under his guidance, participants will have the unique opportunity to elevate their game, refine their skills, and take a significant step forward in their football journey.

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