Paul Emerick is entering his first season as skills coach with the Houston SaberCats. Originally from Emmetsburg, Iowa, Emerick began his professional career in 2004 as a member of the  Amatori Catania based in Italian. He then went on to play for the Overmach Parma in 2005 and Newport Gwent Dragons from 2006 – 2008. As a member of the USA Eagles in international play, Emerick notched a career 14 tries for the United States, ranking him second on the all-time list. In addition to the SaberCats, Emerick also serves as the head coach for the West Houston Lions.