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To contact one of the coaches or members of the Gila Ridge staff members listed below, please call the athletic office at (928) 502-6417 or fill out our email form. 

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Athletic Director

Secretary

Athletic Trainer

Jamie Behr with blue background and hawk logo.
Jamie Behr

Hometown: Upland, CA
High School: Upland High School
College: Point Loma Nazarene University, Northern Arizona University
Years in Role: 8

Fall Coaches

Chess

Wendy Adams on blue background with hawk logo.
Wendy Adams

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Football

Jessica Slaughter on blue background with hawk logo.
Jessica Slaughter

Hometown: Yuma, AZ
High School: Gila Ridge High School
College: Alderson-Broaddus University
Years in Role: 3

Golf (Boys)

James Kuzniak on blue background with hawk logo.
James Kuzniak

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
High School: Cibola High School
College: New Mexico Highlands University
Years in Role: 11 (golf) / 7 (baseball)

Swim

Greg Brown on blue background with hawk logo.
Greg Brown

Hometown: Sterling Heights, MI
High School: Adlai Stevenson High School
College: Oakland University
Years in Role: 10 (boys tennis) / 10 (swim)

Volleyball

Merilee Wandling on blue background with hawk logo.
Merilee Wandling

Hometown: St. Johns, MI
High School: St. Johns High School
College: Eastern Arizona College
Years in Role: 1

Cross Country

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Spiritline

Jenae Bailey on blue background with hawk logo.
Jenae Bailey

Hometown:  Holtville, CA
High School: Holtville High School
Years in Role: 1
 

Golf (Girls)

Araceli Palacios on blue background with hawk logo.
Araceli Hermoso Palacios

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Unified Swim

Jonathan Parrish on blue background with hawk logo.
Jonathan D. Parrish

Hometown: Yuma, AZ
High School: Gila Ridge High School
College: Northern Arizona University
Years in Role: 2 (unified track) / 2 (unified swim)

Winter Coaches

Basketball (Boys)

Andre Simmons on blue background with hawk logo.
Andre Simmons

Hometown: Yuma, AZ
High School: Kofa High School
College: Mesa Community College, Grand Canyon University
Years in Role: 2

Soccer (Boys)

Alfonso Perez on blue background with hawk logo.
Alfonso Perez

Hometown: Long Beach, CA
High School: Antelope Union High School
College: Arizona State University
Years in Role: 6

Wrestling (Boys)

Abel Villamoreno on blue background with hawk logo.
Abel VillaMoreno

Hometown: Yuma, AZ
High School: Gila Ridge High School
College: Bacone College
Years in Role: 6

Unified Basketball

Destiny Pena on blue background with hawk logo.
Destiny Pena

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Basketball (Girls)

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Soccer (Girls)

Cooper Cox on blue background with hawk logo.
Cooper Cox

Hometown: Bismarck, ND
High School: Bismarck High School
College: University of Mary
Years in Role: 4

Wrestling (Girls)

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Chance Farrar

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Spring Coaches

Baseball

James Kuzniak on blue background with hawk logo.
James Kuzniak

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
High School: Cibola High School
College: New Mexico Highlands University
Years in Role: 11 (golf) / 7 (baseball)

Tennis (Boys)

Greg Brown on blue background with hawk logo.
Greg Brown

Hometown: Sterling Heights, MI
High School: Adlai Stevenson High School
College: Oakland University
Years in Role: 10 (boys tennis) / 10 (swim)

Track

Jensen Roseboom on blue background with hawk.
Jensen Roseboom

Hometown: Turah, MT
High School: Hellgate High School
College: University of Mary
Years in Role: 2

Softball

Patricia Leal on blue background with hawk.
Patricia Leal

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Tennis (Girls)

Travis Bogart on blue background with hawk logo.
Travis Bogart

Hometown: Waddington, NY
High School: Madrid-Waddington Central School
College: Potsdam State University of New York
Years in Role: 10 

Unified Track

Jonathan Parrish on blue background with hawk logo.
Jonathan D. Parrish

Hometown: Yuma, AZ
High School: Gila Ridge High School
College: Northern Arizona University
Years in Role: 2 (unified track) / 2 (unified swim)