Coaches

 
 Derek Zellner -  Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator   Coach “Z” attended Northern Arizona University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration. Coach “Z” has been teaching for 20 years and has taught various grade levels throughout his career. Coach Zellner gives high praise to the following coaches for being such a positive influence on him and his career:  ** Mike Clark – Jim Beall – John Rodriquez – Mike Millanes – Alex Jacobson – and Roy Lopez **

Derek Zellner - Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator

Coach “Z” attended Northern Arizona University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration. Coach “Z” has been teaching for 20 years and has taught various grade levels throughout his career. Coach Zellner gives high praise to the following coaches for being such a positive influence on him and his career:

** Mike Clark – Jim Beall – John Rodriquez – Mike Millanes – Alex Jacobson – and Roy Lopez **

 
 
  Brandon Johnson  -  Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers   Coach Johnson graduated from the University of Louisville in 2005 with Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration & Communications. In 2006 Coach Johnson was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals where he played two seasons before moving on to the Cincinnati Bengals playing five seasons, where he was a four year captain and a pro bowl special teams alternate in 2010.Coach Johnson then went on to play with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012 where he was the special team’s captain.   

Brandon Johnson - Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers

Coach Johnson graduated from the University of Louisville in 2005 with Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration & Communications. In 2006 Coach Johnson was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals where he played two seasons before moving on to the Cincinnati Bengals playing five seasons, where he was a four year captain and a pro bowl special teams alternate in 2010.Coach Johnson then went on to play with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012 where he was the special team’s captain.

 

  Fred Robinson  -  Defensive Line   Coach Fred Robinson is coming to us from Chicago Illinois.Coach Robinson attended Eastern Illinois University where he was a walk on football player and track athlete. Coach Robinson played Minor League Football in St. Louis Missouri for 12 years and played one year of Indoor professional football with the River City Renegades in 2001. Coach Robinson was voted into the minor league football (AFA) Hall of Fame in 2009. He also was a track coach for four years at Judson University in Elgin Illinois.      

Fred Robinson - Defensive Line

Coach Fred Robinson is coming to us from Chicago Illinois.Coach Robinson attended Eastern Illinois University where he was a walk on football player and track athlete. Coach Robinson played Minor League Football in St. Louis Missouri for 12 years and played one year of Indoor professional football with the River City Renegades in 2001. Coach Robinson was voted into the minor league football (AFA) Hall of Fame in 2009. He also was a track coach for four years at Judson University in Elgin Illinois.

 

 

 
 
  James Golden  -  Offensive Line   Add copy            

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  Aaron Maleala  -  Defensive Backs   Coach Malaela is an Arizona native and graduated from Thatcher High School, where he was named First Team All-Conference as a DB, WR, and RS, he was also named First Team All -County as a WR, DB, and RS and First Team All-State as a DB after recording 9 interceptions. Coach Malaela played his college football at Eastern Arizona College as a DB and RS in the fall of 1998. Coach Malaela graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Public Administration with an Emphasis in Leadership. Coach Malaela then served a mission for the Church of Jesus of Latter Day Saints in Suva, Fiji.

Aaron Maleala - Defensive Backs

Coach Malaela is an Arizona native and graduated from Thatcher High School, where he was named First Team All-Conference as a DB, WR, and RS, he was also named First Team All -County as a WR, DB, and RS and First Team All-State as a DB after recording 9 interceptions. Coach Malaela played his college football at Eastern Arizona College as a DB and RS in the fall of 1998. Coach Malaela graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Public Administration with an Emphasis in Leadership. Coach Malaela then served a mission for the Church of Jesus of Latter Day Saints in Suva, Fiji.

 
 
  Dave Taylor  -  Offensive Line   Coach “T” enters his fourth season at Gilbert High as the Varsity offensive line coach. Coach “T” is a twenty plus year vet of the Phoenix Police Department.   

Dave Taylor - Offensive Line

Coach “T” enters his fourth season at Gilbert High as the Varsity offensive line coach. Coach “T” is a twenty plus year vet of the Phoenix Police Department.

 

  Bob Moore  -  Defensive Line   Coach Moore entering his fifth season here at Gilbert, High School.

Bob Moore - Defensive Line

Coach Moore entering his fifth season here at Gilbert, High School.

Freshman Coaches

 
  Gabe Martinez  -  Head Freshman Coach   This is Coach Martinez's third year as gilbert high school's Head Freshman Coach and Offensive Coordinator. Coach Martinez is currently attending Arizona State University.Coach Martinez played at Dobson High School where he was a 3 year varsity starting Quarterback under Coach Zellner.

Gabe Martinez - Head Freshman Coach

This is Coach Martinez's third year as gilbert high school's Head Freshman Coach and Offensive Coordinator. Coach Martinez is currently attending Arizona State University.Coach Martinez played at Dobson High School where he was a 3 year varsity starting Quarterback under Coach Zellner.

 
 

JD Guerrero - Frosh: WR / LB’s

Zach Goga - Frosh: OL/DL

Chris Smith - Frosh: OL/DL

 

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