Gavin Lutman - Head Freshman Coach
Gavin Lutman is joining the Horizon Staff as the Freshman Head Football Coach. He graduated from Pittsburg State in 2014 with dual bachelor’s degrees in Business Management and Marketing. While at Pittsburg State, he competed and started on the football team. Early in his career, Gavin battled through injuries. But with commitment and perseverance he finished his career as an All-American Wide Receiver, National Champion, and remains at the top of conference and team record boards. After his collegiate career, he had the opportunity to play professionally. He signed and played with the Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans in the NFL. Gavin also played in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. After his professional career came to end after 5 years, his coaching career started as a camp instructor teaching the fundamentals of football. He fell in love with the teaching aspect of the game and quickly became more involved. He is a full-time strength and conditioning coach and has volunteered to help coach offensive units and train wide receivers throughout the Kansas City and Phoenix metro. Gavin plans to use his career experiences to elevate our freshman playing experience. With the coaches he has had the honor to learn from, he hopes to give all that knowledge back to generations to come. Gavin now lives in Mesa, AZ with his wife Sarah and son Titus.
Originally from Scottsdale, I went to high school and played football at Desert Mountain, eventually graduating in 2012. I started my college career in 2014 at Scottsdale Community College, playing 2 years while earning an Associates in Arts degree. I later earned a scholarship to the University of Idaho and spent one year in Moscow, Idaho playing for the Vandals. In 2017, I finished my college career as an All-American safety and Defensive Player of the Year at Washburn University while graduating with a Bachelor of Integrated Studies. After a short professional stint, I returned to Topeka to serve as the Safeties coach at Washburn and just recently moved back to Arizona in 2020. I am the youngest of 6, with 5 older sisters. Currently live with my girlfriend, Danielle and our 4 dogs. I am also currently a Realtor with Keller Williams Arizona Realty and a certified personal trainer.
Coach James Tomas comes from Garfield, New Jersey where he was a 3 year letterman in Football, Basketball and Track. Started the Jr Huskies Football Program back in the Fall of 2013 and continues to lead the program to the present day. Began coaching the Freshman Team at Horizon High School in the Fall of 2014 to the present day. Coach Tomas has a son, Jacob, who graduated from Horizon high School in 2017.
Coach Lucas Westrick is from Milton Wisconsin and grew up playing football. He played on the offensive and defensive line through high school. Graduated in 2003 and then went UW-Parkside and played Rugby. Coach moved to Arizona in 2005 to pursue a golf career. He has seen his passion for the game of football return with his kids. In 2017 coach started assisting with the Junior Husky Football Program. Last year was his first official year coaching as the Offensive and Defensive Line Coach for the Horizon Husky Freshman Team. Coach Westrick and his wife Molly have three children, one daughter Beau, and two sons Gates and Slate.
Tysonn Silva and his wife Taylor, have 3 Children: two sons, Caleb and Noah, and one daughter, Savannah. Coach Silva Graduated from Allegan High School in Michigan in 1997. He played football at Western Colorado University where the team was back to back conference champs. In 2004 graduated with a degree in Architecture from The California College of the Arts. Through YoungLife Tysonn began coaching football at Galileo Academy of Science and Technology in San Francisco, CA from 06-08, culminating in a City Championship for the boys. After moving to Arizona Tysonn coached youth flag football for 6 years. Coach is excited to be back to the gridiron and 11 man football.