The athletic director of Gulliver Schools oversees the athletic program, including facilities, sporting events, scheduling, and staffing. There is an athletic director of the Prep campus and an athletic director at the Academy campus.
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, boy’s golf, and 6th grade football and basketball. He led the girls’ softball team to state championships in 1998 and 2001.
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.
Assistant Athletic Director
R.C. Ganser, originally from South Bend, Indiana, enters his sixth year as assistant athletic director at Gulliver Schools. Majoring in English, Ganser taught high school English full-time for seven years before entering administration as the Director of Activities. He teaches an 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 grade school cross country.
“Coaching and teaching are essentially the same; only the venue is different. The lessons learned about life are the true subject matter,” says Ganser.
Athletic Director, Academy Campus
Everton Edwards is originally from Sheffield-Yorkshire, England. He attended Florida International University (FIU) where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He is currently pursuing his master’s in sports management at FIU.
Edwards was a key member of the FIU soccer team as the starting goalkeeper, helping the Golden Panthers earn their first-ever NCAA Division II National Championship. Upon graduation, Edwards pursued his soccer career and went on to compete professionally in the American Soccer League with the Miami Freedom and 1989 ASL champion, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.
Edwards continued to pursue his love of soccer when, in 1983, he began his coaching career as an assistant coach for the FIU men’s team. There he helped the team move forward to a Division II national championship. After two years with the men’s team, Edwards helped start the women’s soccer team in 1985. He guided the team to a 2000 Sun Belt Conference crown, the Trans America Athletic Conference championship, and even earned a NCAA appearance.
Edwards joined the Gulliver Schools athletic department in 2009. He became girls' head soccer coach in 2011 and led the team to an undefeated season with a 29-0 record, winning their first Florida High Schools Athletic Association (FHSAA) 3A State Championship. Since 1993, Gulliver was only the fourth Miami-Dade County girls’ soccer team to win a state championship.