Girls Basketball

Welcome to Blazer Basketball!

Head Coach: Joe Leiker leikerj@usd231.com

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2018-2019 Practice Schedule

JV/Varsity Game Schedule


Tryouts start Monday November 12th. Make sure you have your Physical and all paperwork turned in.

There will be a parent/guardian meeting at 6:30pm in the Lecture Hall on Thursday evening November 15th for all those who make the team

Looking forward to a great season. Go Blazers!!


Joe Leiker - Head Coach

Coach Leiker begins leading the Gardner Edgerton Girls Basketball Program this season after spending last year as an assistant at Shawnee Mission NW. He is originally from Topeka, where he began his coaching career spending seven years with the Hayden High School Girls Basketball program and helping lead them to 2nd and 3rd place finishes at state his final two seasons. At Hayden he also served as an assistant football coach and the head track and field coach for three seasons. After leaving Hayden, Coach Leiker spent time at Texas Christian University working in strength and conditioning before returning to the court and classroom last year. In addition to coaching basketball, Coach Leiker is also teaching U.S. History at GEHS. 

Farron Evans - Varsity Assistant

Coach Farron Evans enters his third season as an Assistant Coach with the Lady Blazers Basketball Program. He has spent the past ten seasons coaching as both a Varsity Boys and Girls Assistant Coach in both Oklahoma and Kansas. Including the last two seasons helping to lead the Lady Blazers to a 31-13 overall record, and a trip to the Sub-State Final both seasons. Coach Evans is teaching World Geography and World History at Gardner-Edgerton High School, as well as the JV Softball Coach. He is married to his wife Megan and they have a son named Anderson and a dog named Pistol.

Katie Gehrt - Varsity Assistant/ Head JV

Coach Katie Gehrt is in her second year with the Lady Blazers program and her first year as a full-time 9th and 10th grade English teacher at GEHS. Last year while finishing up her student teaching at Kansas State University, she worked as the Head Girls Freshman team coach. She is originally from DeSoto, Kansas where she played basketball for four years. While she was in college, she coached a six week basketball clinic for 3-6 year olds. This year she will be working with the JV team. She is excited to see the girls compete and grow over the course of the season! Katie lives in Lenexa and has two dogs named Dak and Daisy.

Kerry Stoneking - Head C-Team

Coach Kerry Stoneking is starting her first year with the Lady Blazers as the C-Team coach. This is also her first year teaching Biology at GEHS. Previously, Coach Stoneking was an assistant coach to the girls basketball team at Troy High School in Troy, Kansas for two years. She was also the assistant coach for the softball team while she was there. Kerry graduated from Crest High School where she played four years of basketball, and then went on to attend Pittsburg State University where she graduated with her bachelors and masters. She currently resides in Gardner.

David Hillmon - Head Freshmen

David Hillmon is entering his 11th year coaching basketball, and his first with the Lady Blazers. Coach Hillmon joins the staff having served as a boys basketball coach for 6 seasons in Tonganoxie. Coach Hillmon also held a 4-year coaching stint at Shawnee Mission South where he worked with freshmen and sophomore boys. This is David's first year teaching in the GESD. He currently teaches health and physical education at both Wheatridge and Pioneer Ridge. David is a graduate of the University of Kansas, and is married to his wife Nicole. They have a 1-year old daughter named Tinley and a 6-year old boxer named Evey.