Colton Walker is
entering his third season as varsity head coach. Last year, he led the
Lady Tigers to the semi-finals of the 5A state playoffs for the second
consecutive season. In two seasons, he's accumulated an overall record of
In addition to coaching at Gilbert High School, he also coaches with
Arizona Elite, a local club program in the valley. Previously, Colton
spent five years coaching seventh grade girls’ basketball at Stapley
Junior High School, one year volunteering as a student manager for the
West Virginia University women's basketball team, one year as the freshman
girls’ basketball coach at Mountain View High School, and one year as an
assistant women's basketball coach at Benedictine University at Mesa.
Colton graduated from Mesa High School in 2018, where he spent two years
as a student assistant for the boys’ 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.
In the summer of 2021, Colton earned his Bachelor of Science in
Multidisciplinary Studies, with minors in Sport & Exercise Psychology,
Sport Communication, Public Relations, and Native American Studies, fully
online, through West Virginia University. He is currently working on his
Special Education certification in Middle to Moderate Disabilities from
Rio Salado College, while working as a teacher-in-residence.
During the day, Colton teaches Resource and Co-taught English I for
Gilbert High School.