Director and Founder
Rick Kilpatrick
Coach Kilpatrick is currently the Varsity Boys coach at Ayer-Shirley Regional High School.  During the 2020-2021 season Coach won his 300th win as a head coach. Previously he coached at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School from 1991 until 2018.  He was the varsity boys coach from 1997-2018.  During that time, A-B Boys Basketball captured six Dual County League championships and advanced to the State Tournament 17 times in 21 years.  Coach Kilpatrick left A-B as the winningest basketball coach in school history.  Coach Kilpatrick is a three-time Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association 'Coach of the Year' and was recognized as Coach of the Year by both the Lowell Sun and the Metrowest Daily News.  Coach Kilpatrick is excited to dedicate his time and passion to teaching the game so players will learn to play the right way, while also having fun, and building their self confidence. 

If you would like to contact Coach Kilpatrick, call 617-417-5632 or email him at
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  • TEAM COACHES: David Crawley, Russ Coward, Tommy Jacobson, Jimmy Warden, Phil Conners, and Rick Kilpatrick.
  • ASSISTANT COACHES: Shawn Hebert, Kyle Monahan, Owen Layton
  • CLINIC INSTRUCTORS: Reggie Hobbs, Corey Phillips, Chris Harvey and other guest clinicians
Elevation Basketball Staff​​​​​​
  • Reggie Hobbs: Coach Hobbs is currently a science teacher and the varsity boys basketball coach at Lexington High School.  Prior to that he was an assistant coach at Lasell College, Endicott College and Tufts University.  Coach Hobbs played college basketball at Carleton College. Coach Hobbs is a lead skills instructor and will be directing the Sunday Night  Skills clinics at Millworks.
  • Russ Coward: Current girls Varsity coach at Westford Academy.  Coach Coward has won numerous league titles and led his squad to the State Finals in 2014.  (8th grade)
  • David Crawley: Former player at Acton-Boxborough and lead counselor at Elevation summer camps. Currently coaches in our AAU program (8th grade)
  • Tommy Jacobson: Current Freshman coach at Westford Academy.  Former captain at Westford Academy in basketball and football.  (7th Grade)
  • Jimmy Ward: Former varsity player at Westford Academy. Current JV coach at Ayer-Shirley. Extensive experience as basketball camp counselor and coach (6th Grade)
  • Shawn Hebert: Shawn recently completed his high school career at Ayer-Shirley High School.  Shawn was the Co-MVP of the league his senior year.  He will be assisting Coach K with the 4th grade teams
  • Chris Harvey: Current Head Mens' Basketball coach at Salem State University.  Coach Harvey assists with our skills clinics.