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  COLTON WALKER
Varsity Head  Coach
 
 
 
 


Colton Walker is in his first season as the head coach of the varsity girl's basketball team at Gilbert High School. Previously, he spent five years coaching seventh grade girl's basketball at Stapley Junior High School (Mesa, AZ), one year volunteering as a student manager for the West Virginia University women's basketball team (Morgantown, WV), and one year as the freshman girl's basketball coach at Mountain View High School (Mesa, AZ). In addition to coaching at Gilbert High School, he also works as an assistant women's basketball coach at Benedictine University at Mesa (Mesa, AZ).

Walker graduated from Mesa High School (Mesa, AZ) in 2018, where he spent two years as a student assistant for the boy's basketball program, which at the time, was led by Shane Burcar, the current head coach of the men's basketball program at Northern Arizona University.

Currently, Coach Walker is finishing up his Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies, with minors in Sport & Exercise Psychology, Sport Communication, Public Relations, and Native Americans Studies, fully online, through West Virginia University. Walker plans to pursue a Master's Degree in Sport Coaching upon graduation this Spring.

When he's not coaching, Walker also works for his family's construction company, ColSam Builders LLC, in Mesa, Arizona.
 

 
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ASSISTANT Varsity  Coach
Guy Peterkin

Guy Peterkin is in his first season as an assistant coach for the varsity girl's basketball team at Gilbert High School. Born in Brooklyn, New York, and a graduate of Jefferson High School, he served twenty years in the United States Air Force. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Social Psychology from Park College (Parkville, Missouri), his Master's of Arts Degree from Chapman University (Orange, California), and his Master's Degree in School Administration from Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ).

Peterkin has been coaching junior high school basketball for thirteen years now and previously spent two years coaching freshman basketball. In addition to coaching at Gilbert High School, he also teaches math and coaches eighth grade girl's basketball at Taylor Junior High School (Mesa, AZ). Peterkin has known Coach Walker for quite some time now and looks forward to helping our Lady Tigers be all that they can be.
 

JUNIOR Varsity Head Coach
Kylie Mack

Kylie Mack is entering her third season as a lower level coach for the girl's basketball program at Gilbert High School. Born in Gilbert, Arizona, she is an alumni of the school and former member of the team. After graduating, she played four years of DIII basketball at Central College (Pella, IA) and majored in Social Science with Endorsements in Secondary Education.

This will be Mack's second season as the junior varsity head coach. She previously worked as the freshman head coach when the program won the 5A State Championship in 2018-2019. In addition to coaching, she also teaches seventh grade U.S. History at BASIS (Chandler, AZ).


DIRECTOR OF BASKETBALL OPERATIONS
Jennifer Watkins

Jennifer Watkins is in her first season as the Director of Basketball Operations for the girl's basketball program at Gilbert High School. She was born in Winter Park, Florida and graduated from Smyrna High School, before earning a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Master's Degree in Education from Bethel University (McKenzie, Tennessee). Watkins also swam for the school's collegiate swim team and went to nationals all four years that she competed. She began coaching swim privately during this time as well.

In addition to working as the Director of Basketball Operations, she also teaches Algebra 1 and Honors Algebra 1 at Gilbert High School and is the assistant swim coach. While this will be her first year on staff with a basketball program, Watkins has prior experience as a head coach, having spent three years in Tennessee coaching swim.
 

 

 

 

   
 


GILBERT HIGH SCHOOL
1101 E. Elliot Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85234
(480) 497-0177 Ext. 169
GILBERT PUBLIC SCHOOLS
 

 

 

   
 

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