Coaches

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Heath Gerstner, Head Coach

 

E-mail:  heath.gerstner@mcpherson.com

  • Family-  Wife-Shelley Kids- Joelle (6) Jax (4)

  • Playing History-  

    • Nickerson High School (2000-2003)

    • Hutchinson Community College (2004-2005)​

  • Coaching History-  

    • Junction City High School (2011-2014)​

    • McPherson High School  (9th Year)

  •  Favorites:

  • Motto - Process over outcome

  • Quote - "Excellence is a lifestyle, not a single event." -John Wooden

  • Movie - Rudy

  • What coach has influenced you the most?  Bill Foust (HS Football Coach) Rich Krol (HS Baseball Coach) Kyle Crookes (HCC Coach)

  • Hobbies - DIY Woodworking, Tailgating at KC Royals & KSU Football games

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Matt McCasland, Assistant Coach

E-mail:  matthew.mccasland@mcpherson.com

  • Family-  Wife- Chelsey Kid- Thea (0)

  • Playing History-  

    • Ellsworth High School (2005-2009)

    • Barton County Community College (2009-2010)​

  • Coaching History-

    • Lawrence High School (2015)

    • Baldwin High School (2016)​

    • McPherson High School  (7th Year)

  • Teaching Subjects- Special Education, Health & Physical Education


 Favorites:

  • Motto - There is no traffic on the extra mile

  • Quote - "Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence" - Vince Lombardi

  • Movie - Miracle

  • What coach has influenced you the most?  Frank McCasland/David Johnson (Father/Grandfather)

  • Hobbies -Athletic Events, Movies, Disc Golf

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Scott Camien, Assistant Coach

E-mail:  scott.camien@mcpherson.com

  • Family-   Kids- Bailey (19) Josie (12)

  • Playing History: 

    • Seaman High 1991-95

    • Allen County 1995-97

    • Arkansas State 98

    • Emporia State 99

  • Coaching History: 

    • Head Coach Leavenworth High 2002-2004

    • Associate Head Coach Allen County CC. 2004-2007

    • Assistant Coach Cowley County 2008-2010 (Associate Scout Tampa Bay Rays 2008-10)

    • Head/Assistant Coach El Dorado 2011-2022

  • Teaching Subjects-  Elementary Physical Education


 Favorites:

  • Motto - Nothing worth having in life is free!

  • Quote - “There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you.” - Derek Jeter

  • Movie - Band of Brothers (HBO Series)

  • What coach has influenced you the most?  Steve Bushnell (Seaman), Dave Burroughs (Cowley County) Darren Burroughs (Cowley County) Bob Camien (Seaman)

  • Hobbies -Woodworking, Jeeping, getting out doors - CO mountains preferred!! K-State/Chiefs football and Yankees Baseball!

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Peyton Wingert, Assistant Coach

E-mail:  peyton.wingert@mcpherson.com

 

  • Family-  Wife- Ellie. Kids- Brooks (2) Hayes (0)

  • Playing History-  Halstead High School (2009-2012)

  • Coaching History-  McPherson High School  (7th Year)

  • Teaching Subjects- Mathematics


 Favorites:

  • Motto - You Only Get Out What You Put In

  • Quote - "Start by doing what's necessary, then do what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - Saint Francis of Assisi

  • Movie - Rudy

  • What coach has influenced you the most?  Coach Kris Bernal (HS Baseball Coach)

  • Hobbies - Watching KC Royals and being active outside

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Gunnar Reiss, Assistant Coach

E-mail:  gunnar.reiss@mcpherson.com

  • Family- 

  • Playing History-  

    • McPherson High School (2014-2018)

    • Played Football at Tabor College (2019-2022)

  • Coaching History-  

    • McPherson High School (2nd year​)


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