Harold Shaw

Coaching Staff

Coach Shaw has had a successful experience both on and off the gridiron He played for Magee High School in Magee Mississippi from 1991-1993 as a Running Back. During his Junior and Senior year, Harold was a Dandy Dozen (All State) selection. Harold was ranked 20th out of the top 100 players in the country in 1993. In addition, Harold earned All American Honors from Reebok, Schutt and Scholastic. Harold also won the 1993 High School Heisman Trophy for Mississippi. From Magee High School, Harold earned a scholarship to the University of Southern Mississippi. He played with the Golden Eagles from 1994 to1998. Harold was instrumental in leading Southern Miss to a C-USA championship in 1998. As a result of this, he earned 1st team all C-USA honors for Running Back. Harolds best highlight however was earning his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. From there, Harold was drafted in the 6th round of the NFL draft to the New England Patriots as a Running Back and special team player. During his 3 year stint with New England, he received a couple of awards for being Special Team Player of the week. Once Harolds career with the New England Patriots came to an end, he played Arena 1 football with the Grand Rapids Rampage. Harold played a part in helping Grand Rapids win the Arena Bowl in 2001. After Harolds 3 year career at Grand Rapids, he took some time off from football. In 2007 he decided to play again with the New England Surge. Harold was the starting Running Back. After a 2 year run with the Surge, Harold retired from playing football. With his playing days behind him, Harolds focus now is to work with youth of all ages to become the best student athlete they can be.

Emerson Kilgore

Coaching Staff

Coach Kilgore proudly joins the All Star Elite Football Academy staff as the only Coach born and raised in the state of Rhode Island. Kilgore was a 3 sport athlete at Pilgrim High School in Warwick from 1992 to 1996. He was a 1995 All-State Selection in Football at Offensive Tackle. He was also a 2 time All-State Heavyweight (275) Wrestling Champion and one of Rhode Island top Shotputters from 1994 until 1996. Though Kilgore had a plethora of Track scholarships to choose from, his passion was football. Kilgore accepted a scholarship offer to Syracuse University. He started off as a Defensive Tackle, however was moved to Offensive Guard for his last 3 years with the Orangemen. Kilgore played in all games from 1998 to 2000, which included playing in the 1998 Orange Bowl and the 1999 Music City Bowl.

Kilgore graduated from Syracuse with a Bachelors of Science in Child and Family Studies. Once finished with the Orangemen in 2001, he went through many tryouts with teams like the New England Patriots, Hamilton Tigercats (CFL) and the Toronto Argonauts (CFL). After several professional football playing attempts, Kilgore landed a coaching job at Canisius College in Buffalo NY. At Canisius, he started as the Tight End Coach in 2001 then moved to the Defensive Line Coach in 2002. In addition, Kilgore entered Graduate school at Canisius and earned a Masters of Science in Sports Administration. During his stint in Buffalo, he played with the Buffalo Destroyers (Arena 1). When Canisius cut the football program and the Buffalo Destroyers franchise moved to Columbus Ohio, Kilgore decided to move back home to Rhode Island and continue his coaching career. He coached High School football with the Lasalle Academy Rams. Kilgore help coach these athletes to a Rhode Island Division 1 Superbowl berth in 2004 and 2005.

In 2006, Kilgore moved on to become a Defensive Coordinator at Sharon High School in Sharon Massachusetts. After a 1 year stint in Sharon, he moved on to coach at Bristol Plymouth Vocational High School in Taunton Massachusetts. Kilgore coached these players to the Massachusetts Vocational Superbowl in 2007. From here, Kilgore had an opportunity to play again with the New England Surge (CIFL) in Worcester Massachusetts. He was the Surges starting Offensive Lineman in 2007 and 2008. After the New England Surge folded and his playing days ended, Kilgore has worked in many football camps in the Rhode Island area. His primary mission is to stress the importance of education, citizenship and to raise the level of Rhode Island High School football to a respectable level.

Kerry Taylor

Coaching Staff

Coach Taylor has extensive experience in fitness, personal athletics, training, and coaching. He was captain of most of his high school and collegiate football, basketball, and track teams including the National Football Championship winners from UMASS Amherst in 1999. After his collegiate career, he continued on to play football in the NFL with both the New England Patriots and Detroit Lions. Kerry continued his professional experience in both the XFL and AFL before retiring into his passion for training and coaching.

Kerry is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, an AOS certified instructor, HKC coach, and the Speed and Conditioning Director in the state of RI. He has trained athletes of all sports and is currently a high school football coach on top of owning 212 Health & Performance. Kerry was the head trainer for a large gym chain for 5 years before deciding to pursue his dreams and train using techniques that are not only proven effective, but that he believes in. Kerry has been a guest speaker for various groups and events and continues to travel for as a motivational speaker.

Cy Butler

Coaching Staff

Coach Butler brings a tremendous amount of experience to the field as a coach on both sides of the ball while he also enjoyed a stellar playing career as a wide out and return specialist. He has been coaching at Worcester State University for the past five years, assisting the program in various capacities. They finished in the top 15 in Division 3 in passing yards in 2012, 2013, and 2014 as Butler coordinated the passing game. Along with that he also coached Graham Asum to become the programs seventh football All-American selection as a return-man in 2012. Other notable accomplishments are 3 straight years leading the conference, as well as coaching 5 all conference selections at wide receiver and returns.

In 2011, Coach Butler was the defensive coordinator at Moses Brown School and he also served a similar capacity at Providence County Day School in 2010. Before a brief stop at Mount Ida in 2009 to help pilot the running backs, Coach Butler served as the special teams coordinator, wide receivers and defensive backs coach in 2008 at South Kingston where he would help lead the Rebels to the 2008 Division 2 RI State Championship.

In 2008, Coach Butler was interim assistant offensive coordinator while playing for the New England Surge. While also playing in the Arena League, he would help pilot Moses Brown as an assistant coach from 2005-07.

Following a standout career at the University of Rhode Island, Coach Butler played in the Arena League from 2001-06 for the New Haven Ninjas, the Mohegan Wolves and the Albany Conquest. In his six seasons he would finish with totals of 129 receptions for 1,497 yards to go with 33 touchdowns.

In addition to holding two of the top seven all-purpose single-season yardage marks while at URI, Coach Butler finished his career as the leader in all-purpose yardage (5,380), second in career passes caught (189), sixth in career receiving yardage (2,348) and tied for seventh with 14 receiving scores from 1993-96. He was also a team captain in 1996. In addition to graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology, Butler is a Hall of Fame athlete at URI as well, making the All Rhody Top 50 football players list in the schools history.

A 1993 graduate of Weston High, Coach Butler was also a Hall of Fame athlete. Among the career highlights, Butler was the 1993 Boston Globe Player of the Year, a two-time All-Boston Globe and Boston Herald selection, and he helped lead the 1991 squad to the Division 6 Super Bowl Championship.

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