Director Of Coaches

Hills Pride Football is proud to have our new Directors of Coaches.

All coaches will benefit from the experience and Guidance of these two men. 


Gerald Filardi Football & Coaching 

Walt Whitman High School 1988’-92’-South Huntington NY

The first four year varsity starter in school history

All league as freshmen

All Suffolk County as Sophomore Junior and Senior

All Long Island All State and All Metro 1 of top 15 players in NY, NJ & CT

Runner up for the Hansen Award (Suffolk county best high school player) as a junior and senior

All time leading tackler in school history

Named to the all 90’s team by Newsday and MSG Varsity

-Walt Whitman HS Hall of Fame Inductee 2009

Penn State University 1992-96’- State College PA
Major: Bachelor of Science in Business Management
Minor: Exercise & Sport Science

Four Year letterman in football

2 year starter at Inside Linebacker

2 consecutive 100 tackle seasons

All Big Ten 95’& 96’

Honorable mention All American

Started in 4 consecutive New Year’s Day Bowl games Citrus Bowl, Rose Bowl Outback Bowl Fiesta Bowl & won all 4

1994-95’ Undefeated Team (12-0-0) Big Ten and Rose Bowl Champions

One of Penn State’s All Time Leading Tacklers

Professional Career

1997-Signed free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers

1998-NFL Free Agent—New York Jets & Baltimore Ravens

1999 –Ohio Cannon (Regional Football League)-Toledo, OH- Inside Linebacker—Drafted to start-up league comprised of 8 regional teams

1999-Albany Firebirds—Linebacker/Fullback

Coaching Career

Walt Whitman HS - Assistant Coach 1999

Half Hollow Hills Pride –PAL Youth Football-Dix Hills NY 2006-Present

Started 5/6 year old division Coached age division 7’s 7/8’s 9’s 10’s

10 year old Division Champions 2010

9 year old Division II Champions 2016

PST Training (Position Specific Training)

Linebacker Coach 2010-2012

Long Island Spartans Football Program 2012-present



 Head Coach

 Ages 10U 12U 14U

 Offense and Defensive Coordinator

2015, 2016 10U Pioneer League Champions

 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 12U Pioneer League Champions

2014, 2015 14U Pioneer League Champions

Football University National Chanpionship LI Team

  Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator 2012, 2013, 2014 6th 7th and 8th grade teams

  Long Island Regional Director 2012-Present

AAG (All American Games) 2013-

Northeast Regional Director 2013

I350 Long Island Recruiter 2012

Personal Coach –Specializing in the position of Linebacker

USA Football Certified

14 U Coaching Certified

Heads up Tackle Football Certified 


Coach Edward Zeva feels strongly that the game of football has taught him invaluable lessons about life. His mission is to give back to this great game by helping the youth in our community understand the ideals of teamwork, sportsmanship, commitment, superior work ethic, developing character, and educating our players on tackle football.  Safety is and always has been his top priority with our youth players. 


Edward Zeva Bio:


Playing Career


                1988-92 Midwood High School- Brooklyn, NY 

Four year starter at Wide Receiver, Defensive back, Kicker

All Brooklyn Selection as a Junior

All Brooklyn first team, All NYC  first team, ,Honorable Mention All New York State Senior Year

Played in Inaugural NYC PSAL All City All Star Game

Four time Scholar Athlete Award Recipient

1992-94  Hofstra University- Hempstead, NY

Played Wide Receiver, Kicker

Scholar Athlete Award Recipient

Coaching Career 

2000-01 Hewlett High School Assistant Coach- Worked with wide receivers and special teams.  Helped lead team to semi-finals of Nassau County Playoff Championships

Head Coach 2010 to present for 7on 7 flag football- Coached 5/6 year olds up to 11/12 year olds

Head Coach 2015 PRIDE 10 year old division.  Took over a 1 and 9 team from previous year and helped lead to a championship game appearance in 2015

Head Coach 2016 Pride 11’s-  Playoff appearance after being moved up to Division 2

Football University National Championship Tournament-  A highly competitive annual tournament to crown a national champion for middle school football 

Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator of  2016 Team Long Island 6th Grade


USA Football Coach

Heads Up Tackle Certified

CPR and AED Certified

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