About Us

California Power Athletes is a nonprofit organization that coaches and mentors 7v7 and 5v5 high school football teams, which consists of the nation’s top 4 and 5-star high school recruits. With three national teams, we compete in tournaments nationwide.

Our organization provides young men with a platform to develop into community leaders. We help train elite athletes and assist with the college recruiting process. We educate our young men on financial literacy issues so they can be prepared for the new NIL world and hopefully the NFL.

Through our mentorship program, we apply our T.E.A.M. (Training, Education, Advisory and Marketing) Curriculum to our athletes to ensure their athletic, personal, and professional success. Our athletes are engaged in our community events, working with youth in the cities our events are held, to inspire the next generation of leaders.

We believe athletes have the power to change the world. Through mentorship, our athletes can set attainable goals, overcome challenges, learn techniques to manage their thoughts and emotions, and manage their finances, giving them the power to impact their communities socially, economically, and educationally.

We have created a national brotherhood of elite athletes that are held accountable to a higher standard and have committed to helping each other become the best versions of themselves. 

A good coach helps you succeed on the field – a great coach helps you succeed in life. California Power Athletes stands committed.

The Founders


Brian Davis

Brian has been an attorney for nearly 20 years. In 2012 he started Forward Counsel LLP, a boutique business law firm, focusing on representing a diverse group of business clients ranging from private equity, venture capital, and operating companies from start-up to established global companies with revenues exceeding $100MM.

In that capacity, and separately engaged as a business consultant, Brian has served as a key strategic advisor to CEOs and Boards of Directors for numerous companies in a variety of industries. Recently, Brian has been invited as a venture partner for a venture capital and related private equity fund.

For California Power Athletes, Brian advocates for our athletes on NIL deals. Additionally, he uses his large network of CPAs, financial advisors, business owners, and venture capitalists to help educate our athletes on financial literacy.



Ryan Porter

Ryan is a nationally recognized quarterback coach, and he is the owner and founder of QB Cavalry. He is known for consistently developing and producing Division I Power 5 QBs, as well as FBS, FCS, and Division II QBs

He has been the QB coach for the college football sensation, LSU starting QB Jayden Daniels since Daniels was 12 years old. Ryan has produced more than 19 full scholarship QBs over his coaching career, sending 13 players to Division I programs. Responsible for 72 QBs nationwide from youth to college, he has 11 Division I commits for 2023, the most for any QB coach in the country.

For California Power Athletes, Ryan serves as the head coach for our 18 and under 7v7 football team. He currently has a win streak of 33 wins, leading his former 7v7 team to 3 national tournament championships.


Derek Cox

Derek was born and raised in Greenville, North Carolina. He received a full scholarship to play football for The College of William & Mary, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a concentration in entrepreneurship.

Upon graduation, Derek was drafted in the third round of the 2009 National Football League (NFL) draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. In the first game of his rookie season, he intercepted Peyton Manning and had a fumble recovery. During his 7-year career, he also played for the San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens, and the New England Patriots.

After retiring from professional football, he moved his family back to San Diego to pursue his Master’s in Business Administration at UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Derek graduated in June of 2021 and began working for the NFL league office in New York for its player relations department. He was inducted into William & Mary’s hall of fame in 2022. He is a certified contract advisor for players in the Canadian Football League and the National Football League.

When he is not working or studying, he enjoys spending time with his son, cooking, eating hearty meals, socializing with friends, and working out.

For California Power, Derek serves as the Executive Director.

Board of Directors

• Brian M. Davis
• Ryan Porter
• Derek Cox
• Bruce Tollner

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