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Gulliver Athletics Directory

Ira Childress
Athletic Director

Ira Childress joins Gulliver from Okemos High School (Okemos, MI) where he has served as Athletic Director for the past six years, leading all aspects of the athletic department including the direction and supervision of over 700 student-athletes across 27 sports, and more than 40 coaches. During his tenure, nearly 100 Okemos student-athletes have gone on to compete at the collegiate level, and overall, the school’s athletic teams have amassed 55 league titles, 16 district titles, 23 regional titles, six state runner-up finishes, and two state championships

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 also currently coaches volleyball and water polo.

Lazaro "Laz" Fernandez
Assistant Athletic Director / Academy Athletic Director

Lazaro "Laz" Fernandez was born in New York , New York, enter his fourth year at Gulliver.

The Miami native earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management in 2002 from Taylor University in Indiana, and earned a Master of Science in Sport Management at Barry University in 2004. In 2014, Lazaro received a Masters of Science in Higher Education Leadership and Administration from Capellla University.

Athletic Staff

Ed Potter, Facilities and Events Assistant
Susie Gordils, Athletic Administrative Assistant
Leana Edwards, Athletics Social Media Coordinator
Jimmie Fairfax, Prep Certified Athletic Trainer
Samantha Santos, Academy Certified Athletic Trainer
Heather Levine, Youth Sports Coordinator

Preparatory Coaches


Fall Sports Coaches


Yari Roman



Carla Hodel


Cross Country, Boys & Girls

David Suarez



Earl Sims


Golf, Boys

Jim Piggot


Golf, Girls

Kelly Mulligan


Sailing, Boys and Girls

Brian Kamilar


Swimming, Boys and Girls

Christopher George


Girls' Volleyball

Julio Arnaiz


Winter Sports Coaches

Boys' Basketball

Gary DeCesare


Girls' Basketball

John Zambolla



Carla Hodel


Boys' Soccer


Girls' Soccer

ChiChi Nwadike


Girls' Weightlifting

Curt Johnsen



Spring Sports Coaches

Boys' Lacrosse

Jim Piggot


Girls' Lacrosse

Ken Rosenthal



Frank Gabriele


Boys' Tennis

Fernando Mateu


Girls' Tennis

Kelly Mulligan


Track & Field, Boys and Girls

Raviel Maisonet


Water Polo, Boys and Girls

Carroll Vaughan



Manny Crespo


Boys' Weightlifting

Earl Sims


Academy Coaches

Fall Sports Coaches

MS Cross Country, Boys & Girls

Manny Bloom


MS Boys' Golf

Roy Kelly


Grades 7 and 8 Football

Julio Diaz-Jane


Grade 6 Football

Raviel Maisonet


MS Sailing, Boys and Girls

Brian Kamilar


MS Swimming, Boys & Girls

Lynette Hundell


MS JV & Varsity Volleyball

Andres Saldgrigas



Winter Sports Coaches

MS Girls' Basketball

Chrystal Davis


MS Varsity Boys' Basketball

Manny Bloom


MS JV Boys' Basketball

Harry Gordon


MS Girls' Soccer

Sam Lujan


MS Varsity Boys' Soccer

Patrick Ramos


MS JV Boys' Soccer

Marcelo Alves


MS Sailing, Boys' & Girls'

Brian Kamilar


Spring Sports Coaches


MS Baseball

Isaac Tijerino


MS Lacrosse, Boys'

Roy Kelly


MS Tennis, Girls'

Kelly Mulligan


MS Tennis, Boys'

Fernando Mateu


MS Softball

April Traylor


MS Track and Field, Boys' & Girls'

Manny Bloom


MS Water Polo, Boys' & Girls'

Chase Vaughan