He is the only head football coach in Zeeland West history as the school was opened in 2004. His first head coaching job was at Comstock Park High School in Michigan where he coached from 1982-1984. He then made a much longer stop at Orchard View High School in Michigan where he coached from 1986-1999.
He then coached at East Kentwood High School from 2000-2003 before taking the job at Zeeland West.
Shillito was inducted into the MHSFA coaching hall of fame in 2005. His longtime defensive coordinator is Greg Hoogland.