Fall Sports

Head Coach | John carlson

A 2007 graduate from the University of Notre Dame, Carlson was a team captain while playing tight end and special teams for the Fighting Irish. He was drafted in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. Carlson completed a 7-year career in the NFL that included seasons with Seattle, Minnesota, and Arizona. In 2018, he received his Masters Degree in Sports and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver. He is an experienced youth coach, mental skills trainer, and business owner.
Coach Carlson’s wife of nearly 15 years, Danielle, is also a 2007 Notre Dame graduate, where she was a team captain in volleyball. They have four children and attend Christ Church in Gilbert.

Women's Volleyball

Head Coach | Alyssa Misuraca

Coach Misuraca (formerly Rex) comes to GCS with 9 years of coaching experience with both Arizona Sky and One Beach. Originally from Phoenix, she was a four-year starter and three-year captain for NCAA DIII Keuka College in New York. Coach Misuraca is the owner of Balanced Performance, where she oversees services focused on mental performance training for athletes and teams. She joins our volleyball community with a focus on carrying out the ministry of GCS while also pursuing excellence on and off the court.

Cross Country

Head Coach | Colton Gianiario

Coach Gianiorio has served as the head cross country coach for both the high school and middle school since 2019, and he started coaching at GCS in 2018. In addition to coaching cross country, he coaches distance for the track and field team at the high school. Coach Gianiorio is an alumni of GCS in the class of 2017. He is currently enrolled at Arizona State University pursuing a degree in nursing. In high school, Coach Gianiorio qualified for state twice in cross country, and he was able to win three state championships in track field.

Head Coach | Melody Pinkerton

Melody has been the Varsity Head Coach at Gilbert Christian since 2009.  She comes with a background in swimming which includes age group competition since the age of 10 as well as All-American honors all four years at Wheaton College. She has taught lessons and coached since the age of 17 and has a passion for all things aquatics. She is the mother of 6 and works as a Physical Therapist alongside her coaching.


Head Coach | Jaimee Turner

In 2021, Coach Jaimee came to GCS from California ready to get the Spiritline program running to its full potential! Coach Jaimee cheered for 15 years, retiring in 2017. She has been coaching cheerleading at the All-Star level since 2012 and the high school level since 2015, with USA and Jamz National titles under her belt. When Coach Jaimee is not coaching cheerleading, she is in the salon doing hair as she is also a hairstylist.

Coach Jaimee is excited to be serving the Gilbert Christian Schools and hopes to enhance student engagement by teaching the Spiritleader’s to be strong Christ-like role models through their hard work, on and off the cheer mats!

Psalm 46:5