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Athletic Directory

The athletic director of Gulliver oversees the athletic program including facilities, sporting events, scheduling and staffing. There are two athletic directors; one located at the Prep and the other is at the Academy - Marian C. Krutulis Campus.

Mark Schusterman

Mark Schusterman
Athletic Director

Mark Schusterman was born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Schusterman attended Baker University and Florida International University where he earned a B.A. in history. He began his coaching career in 1980 as an assistant to Killian’s legendary basketball coach, Bob Kaufman. In 1984, Schusterman was named head basketball coach at LaSalle High School and after one successful year at LaSalle, he moved to Gulliver in the 1985 school year as the head boys’ basketball and cross country coach.

The following year, Schusterman moved from cross country to softball and has coached the team ever since. During his first 15 years at Gulliver, he also coached football and taught world history. In 1996, Schusterman became Gulliver’s Middle School athletic director. During his tenure in that capacity, he expanded the program by adding lacrosse, water polo, boys' golf and sixth grade football and basketball. He led the girls’ softball team to state championships in 1998, 2001, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Schusterman serves as FACA’s state softball chairman and is a member of the FHSAA softball advisory committee. He became the Prep athletic director in 2007 and was inducted into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2009.

R.C. Ganser

R.C. Ganser
Assistant Athletic Director

R.C. Ganser, originally from South Bend, Indiana, enters his tenth year as Assistant Athletic Director at Gulliver. Majoring in English, Ganser taught high school English full-time for many years before entering administration as the Director of Activities. He continues to teach English class each semester to keep his roots in the classroom.

Ganser has coached a multitude of sports. Using his college playing experience in baseball at Valparaiso University and his basketball experience at Indiana University South Bend, he has coached both sports for over 15 years in both head and assistant capacities at the high school level. Ganser also has coached high school girls’ softball, and volleyball and currently coaches  water polo.

“Coaching and teaching are essentially the same; only the venue is different. The lessons learned about life are the true subject matter,” says Ganser. 

Lazaro "Laz" Fernandez

Assistant Athletic Director for Middle School Sports

Lazaro "Laz" Fernandez joins the Gulliver Schools family after serving as the athletics director at Princeton Christian School in Princeton, Florida (near Homestead), and as the assistant women's basketball coach at Colgate University in Hamilton,N.Y.

Fernandez also served as a high school athletic director at his alma mater, Miami Christian School, as well as at Hollywood Christian School, the Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy in Miami Beach and Princeton Christian School in Homestead. He was the boys’ basketball head coach at Miami Christian and the Hebrew Academy, and the girls’ basketball head coach at Florida Christian School in Miami. As a coach, Fernandez posted a career record of 106-52 and led his teams to four Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) state tournament appearances. The Miami Herald named him its 2010-11 Class 4A-1A Girls Basketball Coach of the Year.

Before joining the high school ranks, Fernandez was the head student manager for men's basketball at Taylor University under Paul Patterson (in Upland, Ind.), assistant men's basketball coach at Barry University for Cesar Odio (in Miami Shores), and video coordinator at the University of Miami for head women’s basketball coaches Ferne Labati and Katie Meier.

The Miami native earned a Bachelor of Arts in sport management in 2002 from Taylor University in Indiana, and earned a Master's of Science in sport management at Barry University in 2004. 

Athletic Staff

Ed Potter, Facilities and Events Assistant

Susie Gordils, Athletic Administrative Assistant

Daniel Boston, Sports Information Coordinator

Jimmie Fairfax, Prep Certified Athletic Trainer

Samantha Santos, Academy Certified Athletic Trainer

Heather Levine, Youth Sports Coordinator

Preparatory Coaches 
Bowling Yary Roman romy@gulliverschools.org
Cheerleading Marie Dieppa diepm@gulliverschools.org
Cross Country, Boys Tomas Esquijarosa esqt@gulliverschools.org
Cross Country, Girls Mike Ward warm@gulliverschools.org
Football Earl Sims sime@gulliverschools.org
Golf, Boys Steve Solomon sols@gulliverschools.org
Golf, Girls TBD TBD
Sailing, Boys and Girls Brian Kamilar kamb@gulliverschools.org
Swimming, Boys and Girls Jeff Poppell poppj@gulliverschools.org
Girls' Volleyball Ed Potter pote@gulliverschools.org
Boys' Basketball Manny Bloom bloom@gulliverschools.org
Girls' Basketball John Zambolla zambj@gulliverschools.org
Cheerleading Marie Dieppa diepm@gulliverschools.org
Boys' Soccer Matias Asorey asom@gulliverschools.org
Girls' Soccer Andrew (Bongo) Vassell) bongovas@gmail.com
Lacrosse Jim Piggot pigj@gulliverschools.org
Softball Mark Schusterman schm@gulliverschools.org
Tennis, Boys and Girls Kelly Mulligan mulk@gulliverschools.org
Track, Boys and Girls Mike Ward  warm@gulliverschools.org
Water Polo, Boys and Girls Carroll Vaughan vaug@gulliverschools.org


Academy Coaches 
cassiecraddock18@gmail.com riojo@gulliverchools.org 
Fall Sports Coaches                                
XC Boys and Girls Coach Tomas Esquijarosa  esqt@gulliverschols.org
Boys' Golf Aaron Blank  rblankaaron51@gmail.com
Girls' Golf Kelly Mulligan mulk@gulliverschools.org
Grades 7 and 8 Football Coach Cal Koch kocc@gulliverschools.org
Grade 6 Football Coach Harry Gordon gorh@gulliverschools.org
MS Cheerleading Paola Esquijarosa  esqp@gulliverschools.org
MS Cheerleading  Carla Quesada   quesa@gulliverschools.org
MS Sailing, Boys and Girls Brian Kamilar briankamilar@gmail.com
Swimming Coach Jackson Leonard leonj@gulliverschools.org
Swimming Assistant Cassie Craddock cassiecraddock18@gmail.com 
Swimming Assistant TBA TBA
Volleyball ‘A’ Jose Rioseco riojo@gulliverschools.org
Volleyball ‘B’ Angelica Mujica bzec133@hotmail.com 
Winter Sports Coaches                                
Girls' Basketball Brittnet Waters waters.brittney@gmail.com
Girls' Basketball  Harry Gordon  gorh@gulliverschools.org
Boys' Basketball Jose Rioseco jrios711@hotmail.com
Grade 6 Boys' Basketball Braxton Benvenuti braxtonbenvenuti@gmail.com
Girls' Soccer Yaneash Donaldson dony@gulliverschools.org
Girls' Soccer Assistant Maria Gualdron alexmariagh@gmail.com
Boys  Soccer Renatto Seriano renatto9@hotmail.com 
Boys' Soccer 6th Diego Rios diegohomesales@gmail.com
 MS B & G Sailing  Brian Kamilar  briankamilar@gmail.com
Spring Sports Coaches                              
Baseball Isaac Tijerino tiji@gulliverschools.org
Baseball Assistant Alex Delgado  dela@gulliverschools.org
Lacrosse Eric Tano  etviper2@aol.com
Lacrosse  Jake Koch jaketk20@yahoo.com
Tennis Kelly Mulligan mulk@gulliverschools.org
Siftball  Brittney Waters  waters.brittney@gmail.com
Boys' Track and Field Harry Gordon gorh@gulliverschools.org
Girls' Track and Field Chrystal Davis C.davis3@miami.edu
Water Polo Julianne Valdes  jev009@bucknell.edu





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    Soccer - Varsity Girls
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