Former CFL QB Logan Kilgore hired to coach Newman High School phenom Arch Manning

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Former CFL quarterback Logan Kilgore has been hired to help develop Newman High School phenom Arch Manning — Peyton and Eli Manning are his uncles.

The latest Manning quarterback prodigy is the No. 1 ranked QB prospect in the 2023 NCAA recruiting class. According to Football Scoop, Kilgore will be his offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the 2022 season.

The Middle Tennessee State University product broke into the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts in 2015 and appeared in 19 games with the team over two seasons. He threw for 728 yards, two touchdowns and ten interceptions, also recording five carries for 23 yards.

Kilgore signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2017 but was released after appearing in six games. He remained out of the league until Edmonton came calling in 2019. His tenure with the green and gold is best remembered for a hit he received from Odell Willis which caused his tongue to bleed.

The California native started four games while Trevor Harris was out due to injury and the team’s regular season finale, notching a 2-3 record in 2019. He completed 114-of-174 pass attempts for 1,199 yards, six touchdowns, and nine interceptions.

Kilgore coached under Butch Jones as an offensive assistant at Arkansas State University during the 2021 NCAA season.