Kris Rosholt, Chatfield Senior High Varsity Head Coach, Program General Manager
Coach Rosholt was hired at the Head Football Coach in the Spring of 2022. He comes to us from Legend High School. During his time at Legend, he was an integral part of leading that program to back-to-back Final 4 appearances (2021, 2020) and to their first ever playoff appearance (2018) in CHSAA 5A. Coach Rosholt grew up in a football household. His dad, Paul, and brother, Erik, played college football and were high school football coaches. After high school, Coach Rosholt played college football at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he was an All-American and 3-time National Champion. His playing career culminated with a tryout with the Green Bay Packers. His first coaching and teaching experience came at Belleville High School in Belleville, WI where he was Varsity Special Teams Coach. He then began coaching and teaching at Stoughton High School in Stoughton, WI. There he held many roles including: Varsity Defensive Coordinator, Varsity Special Teams Coordinator, Head Hockey Coach, Head JV Baseball Coach, and Strength and Conditioning Teacher. Coach Rosholt moved to Colorado in 2018, so that his family could be closer to his wife’s family. Kris has been married to his wife Alexis since 2015 and they have a son named Kashton.
Varsity Co-Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers
Scott Baliko - Varsity Assistant
This will be my fourth year coaching with the Chatfield Freshman Football team. My first three years have been very fun and enjoyable getting to know and watching these young boys develop into young men. I grew up in Michigan playing many sports. I was part of the 1991 2B Farmington Hills Harrison State Championship Team. After high school I lived in Maine and was a commercial fisherman where I met my wife, Sue. After the fishing industry started to fall apart. My wife and I moved back to Michigan where I was a commissioning engineer in the Auto Industry traveling the world overseeing the installation of many different auto plants. After my daughter Sierra was born in 2001 my wife and I chose to make a change and move to Colorado where I still worked in the automation industry. In 2011 I was diagnosed with MS and unfortunately I was forced into an early retirement. I want to thank Bret McGatlin and his staff for allowing my family and I to be part of this great program. Thanks to my wife Sue and daughter Sierra for understanding the long hours it takes to help make this program be successful. Go Chargers...
Damon Thomas - Varsity Wide Receivers
This is the 2nd year at Chatfield for Coach Damon Thomas, again working with the Varsity Wide Receivers (aka... Roadrunners). This year marks his 25th year of coaching football at both the youth and high school levels. Before joining Chatfield in 2019, his prior 7 years were as the head coach of a South Jeffco team competing in the highest division levels in both JMFA and AYL from 2nd to 8th grade, going 69-7 with 6 Championships and 4 Honor and Integrity Awards voted on by opposing coaches and officials.
Coach Thomas is a 1987 graduate of Bear Creek High School where he earned conference recognition as a cornerback and wide receiver. He has a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado and is President of CTL|Thompson Materials Engineers, Inc. where he’s worked for the past 31 years. While extremely competitive on the field for team success, his primary focus is to pour into the lives of the young men he coaches and support them as they navigate the struggles and challenges of high school and ultimately into their adult lives beyond. He maintains many relationships with former players that are all part of ‘his’ family. He thanks his beautiful and loving wife Carrie of 29 years and his 3 children Kyle (Coach T... Varsity Linebackers), Tori and Cade for supporting him in his coaching passion. Go Chargers!!!
Coach Lucas Gunkel - Varsity Defensive Backs
This is my first year coaching at Chatfield. I played football, basketball, and lacrosse at Chatfield and graduated in 2015 and headed to Denison University in Ohio to play football and study to become a Physical Education teacher. Programs changed at DU and so I transferred to Colorado Mesa University in 2017 after playing two football seasons in Ohio. Grand Junction High School is where I began my football coaching career. While coaching at GJHS in 2018 I was asked to go to Germany and coach American football in the German Football League (GFL) for the Rostock Griffins. I happily took on that adventure! While coaching, I was also able to play corner in the GFL which was a great experience. It is such a circle to come back and coach football and boys lacrosse at Chatfield this year. I look forward to working with the players and coaches. Currently I am completing my student teaching in PE at Ute Meadows Elementary and Dunstan Middle School and will start the job hunt in January. I am enthusiastic and passionate about working with the Chargers this season!
JUNIOR VARSITY STAFF
Charlie Gilbert, JV Head Coach
This is Coach Gilbert’s 6th year coaching football at Chatfield high school. He looks forward to teaching the kids how to become winners on & off the field. His passion for football started as a youth & still continues today. He played football for Bear Creek high school where he received all conference honors. Before coaching at Chatfield, he coached at the youth level & was fortunate enough to be part of many championship teams. His son Brayden Gilbert, whom he’s most proud of graduated from Chatfield and is now attending Mesa University. When Coach Gilbert is not working as a self-employed roofing contractor he enjoys working out, skiing and scuba diving. GO CHARGERS!!!!
Defensive Backs Varsity and JV
Andrei Gisetti, JV Linebacker Assistant Coach
This is my 9th season as a football coach here at Chatfield. I graduated from Terryville High School (go Kangaroos!) in Terryville, CT in 1992 after spending two years at St. Joseph's High School in Trumbull, CT (Go Cadets!). I played football at St. Joe's and in Terryville I was a thrower on the track team (they did not have football sadly). I attended Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY and played Rugby on the college team and also our All-Conference team for three years as a I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. I went to New York University for my Master's in Higher Education Administration. I love coaching and watching your players grow into awesome young adults. When not at Chatfield I am often spending time with my wife Jacque (whom I can never thank enough) and our two daughters, Kylee and Ellie, and our two dogs Yoda and Leia.
Head Freshmen Coach
Freshmen Assisstant Coach