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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 game as a head coach. In 2022, he helped lead his team to their first league title in 19 years. They won the league title again in 2024. Previously he was the varsity boys coach from 1997-2018 at Acton-Boxborough.  During that time, A-B Boys Basketball captured six Dual County League championships, a sectional championship, and three other sectional finals appearances. Coach Kilpatrick's teams advanced to the State Tournament 18 times in 21 years.  Coach Kilpatrick left A-B as the winningest basketball coach in school history. 

In 2022, Coach Kilpatrick was recognized for the third time as Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association 'Coach of the Year'.  He has also been 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
  • TEAM COACHES: David Crawley, Sarah Tufano, Andrew Linnehan, Sean Sullivan, Michael Trombly and Rick Kilpatrick.
  • ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTORS: Austin Olum, Jacob Bearce, Miles Blaine, Ethan Russo, Zach Iannacone, Shawn Hebert, Lucas Corbett
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.​​
  • David Crawley: David is a former vasity player at Acton-Boxborough and lead counselor at Elevation summer camps. Currently coaches in our AAU program (6th and 7th grade)
  • Chris Roy: Chris is a resident of Harvard and the coach of our 5th Grade - West team. Chris played four years of Varsity basketball at Acton-Boxborough.  In fact, he started on Coach Kilpatrick's very first team as a head coach!
  • Michael Trombly: Michael played four years of basketball at Ayer-Shirley, his last two years on Varsity.  Michael is a resident of Shirley and coaching two teams this Spring (6th and 7th grade)
  • Andrew Linnehan: Andrew grew up and played basketball in Chelmsford.  This is his second year coaching for Elevation and this Spring is coaching one of our 5th grade teams.
  • Sarah Tufano: This is Coach Tufano's second season with Elevation.  She played college basketball at Swarthmore.  She is currently the President of Harvard Youth Basketball and the girls JV coach at the Bromfield School.  She is coaching our 4th grade team this Spring.
  • Sean Sullivan: This is Coach Sullivan's second season with Elevation.  This Spring he is coaching the 8th grade team.  Sean was an accomplished basketball player at Lexington High School before going on to play college ball at Fitchburg State. He is currently a special educator in Bedford.
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