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Coaches

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Heath Gerstner, Head Coach

 

E-mail:  heath.gerstner@mcpherson.com

  • Family-  Wife-Shelley Kids- Joelle (7) Jax (5), Jett (1)

  • Playing History-  

    • Nickerson High School (2000-2003)

    • Hutchinson Community College (2004-2005)​

  • Coaching History-  

    • Junction City High School (2011-2014)​

    • McPherson High School  (2015-Present)

  •  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 (1)

  • 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  (2017-Present)

  • 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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Skylar Hill, Assistant Coach

E-mail:  skylar.hill@mcpherson.com

  • Family-   Brooke (Fiance')

  • Playing History: 

    • Little River High School (2008-2011)

    • Barton Community College (2011-2013)

    • Missouri Southern State University (2013-2015)

  • Coaching History: 

    • Hesston College (Assistant Coach: 2015-2017)

    • Hesston High School  (Head Coach: 2017-2021)

    • Central Kansas Crushers (Head Coach: 2015-2019, 2022

    • McPherson High School (2024- Present)

  • Teaching Subjects-  JAG-K at McPherson High School


 Favorites:

  • Motto - Control what you can control

  • Quote - "All you can do is all you can do, and all you can do is enough." - Coach Mike Warren (Skip)

  • Movie - Miracle

  • What coach has influenced you the most?  Jason Schafer (HS Baseball Coach), Mike Warren (Barton Community College Baseball Coach)

  • Hobbies - Golfing, mowing, being at the lake, watching my favorite teams: Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks

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Peyton Wingert, Assistant Coach

E-mail:  peyton.wingert@mcpherson.com

 

  • Family-  Wife- Ellie. Kids- Brooks (3) Hayes (1)

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

  • Coaching History-  McPherson High School  (2017-Present)

  • 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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Taylor Werts, Assistant Coach

E-mail:  taylor.werts@mcpherson.com

  • Family- Wife- Megan. Kids- Kynlea (13), Easton (10), Greyson (6)

  • Playing History-  

    • Timberview High School, TX 2006-2007

    • Mansfield High School, TX 2007-2010

    • McPherson College 2010-2014

  • Coaching History-  

    • McPherson Pipeliners (2018) 

    • MBA 9U White Baseball (2023)

    • McPherson High School (2024-Present)


 Favorites:

  • Motto - Growth is uncomfortable because you’ve never been there before.

  • Quote - “A vision without action is merely a dream, action is the pride, it’s the hustle, it’s the persistence.”  - Kevin Gilyard 

  • Movie - Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)

  • What coach has influenced you the most? Gary Vaughn (H.S. Coach), Robert Owens (H.S. Coach) Chris Gay (H.S. summer team Coach), Andrew Ehling (College Coach)

  • Hobbies - Golfing, Slowpitch Softball, Coaching, Lake time with the family

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