Gordon Ray - Head Coach
Junior Varsity Head Coach, Coach Ray is a graduate of Westwood High School in Mesa where he played both football and baseball. He then played for Mesa Community College and was later recruited to play football for Rocky Mountain College, a small NAIA school in Billings, Montana where he played offensive guard for one year before becoming an assistant coach working with the offensive line and special teams for the Battlin’ Bears 1998 and 1999 NAIA playoff teams.
Coach Ray has coached a variety of sports at the high school level including football, baseball, and soccer in Montana, Colorado, and Arizona.
Coach Ray has been married to his wife Nikki for nearly 25 years. The Ray’s have three sons Stirling (24), Caillan (14), and Graeme (10).
Ray Martin - Defensive Coordinator
Born and raised in the Higley area, Coach Martin attended Higley Elementary and Gilbert High School. He has always been a competitive person and has always enjoyed sports. His favorite sports are football and basketball. Coach Martin played football all four years of high school and always wanted to get into coaching. Coach Martin has been coaching at WFHS since 2007. He coaches at the JV level, both linebackers and special teams. He enjoys watching the younger levels grow through their four years at WFHS.
Coach Martin enjoys fishing and traveling to the Caribbean on his off time. His pride and joy is his family which includes his wife Sarah, daughter Ashley and his three sons, Ray J, Matthew, and Max (also, cat Jane and dog Shumway). Coach Martin says that without their support, coaching would not be so enjoyable and fulfilling.
Manny Gomez - D Line
J.V. Defensive line coach, Manny Gomez, served as the strength and conditioning coach for Coach Campbell in 2009. This is his 5th year coaching at Williams Field coaching D-Line and working with all levels during the summer weightlifting program. He was a player/coach for the Tempe Devils of the AZFL in 2001 and Defensive Coordinator for Hendrix Jr. High School 1993-1995.
Coach Gomez has a B.A. in Psychology and a Masters in Physical Education from A.S.U. He is currently employed with the Kyrene Unified School District as an Elementary P.E. teacher. Coach Gomez has 2 children, Elizabeth (12) and Jacob “P-Nut” (7). He loves spending time with his kids, working out, training young athletes, and walking the beaches of San Diego. Coach Gomez is a huge A.S.U. fan bleeding Maroon and Gold.
Ryan Kleinman - O Line
Coach Kleinman graduated from Williams Field High School and coached for two season’s right after graduating as a Grad Assistant. Coach Kleinman then served a two year mission for his church serving in Iowa and Illinois; he is now back and happy to be coaching again. Coach Kleinman works as a paraprofessional at a private school for children with special needs called Lauren’s Institute for Education. Coach Kleinman is currently going to school to become a physical therapist.
Lowell Spalla - Linbackers
Coach Spalla is a graduate of the University of Arizona. He achieved his bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Arizona and his Master’s Degree in Education from Northern Arizona University. He will finish his second master’s degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration in the spring of 2016. Coach Spalla coached for 5 years at Basha High School and most recently at Maricopa High School. He has coached at levels of high school from position coach to head coach at various levels.
Coach Spalla has been married to his wife Sheila for almost 8 years and they have a daughter who will be a freshman at the University of Arizona this fall. Coach Spalla and his family are all excited to be a part of the Black Hawk family.