Jay Gonzales - President
Jay Gonzales is a Tucson native and long-time local businessman. He is responsible for all non-football operations including corporate sales and sponsorships, ticketing, game operations, and media and community relations. Gonzales served as the Sugar Skulls’ Director of Media Relations in the team’s first season. The organization received the award for Best Media Relations from the Indoor Football League following the season.
He is a graduate of Sahuaro High School in Tucson and the University of Arizona where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is a former reporter at the Arizona Daily Star and was the manager of Tucson Electric Power’s award-winning Public Affairs Team for nine years. He also spent two years as communication director at the City of Tucson. He operated his own public relations firm for 10 years and was a contributing editor and writer for BizTucson magazine, the region’s leading business magazine.
Gonzales has a long history of community involvement as a member of numerous boards and organizations, and in 1998 he was named the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year. His sports background includes serving on the boards of the Copper Bowl/Insight Bowl and the Tucson Fiesta Bowl Committee. He has been a statistician for University of Arizona men’s basketball for nearly 30 years and also is a statistician for the Wildcats’ women’s basketball team. He was a baseball and softball coach at The Gregory School for seven years where he also served as a public address announcer for the school’s basketball and volleyball teams for 10 years.
Anton Zimanek - Assistant General Manager
Anton Zimanek assists in multiple areas of the organization including ticketing, sales, sponsorships and the internship program. His duties in football operations include equipment and the training table.
Zimanek served as the Sugar Skulls’ Executive Assistant and Equipment Manager in the team’s first season, while also managing merchandise. His background in indoor football includes serving on the Arizona Rattlers staff from 2016-2018, where he was involved in scouting, video and football operations. He also worked in ticket operations with the Phoenix Suns and customer relations with the Arizona Cardinals.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Sport & Tourism Management from Troy University, and was honored with Most Outstanding Student Award in his department. Zimanek worked in the sports information office during his time at Troy.
Geff Trescott - Director of Team Security
Geff has been employed in law enforcement and law enforcement related capacities for over 20 years with the last 15 years in a sworn law enforcement capacity.
He previously volunteered with the Special Olympics state office in Phoenix, Arizona. While volunteering, his duties involved helping to organize the annual state competitions, coordination between numerous chapters statewide, coordinating volunteer groups, and ensuring awards ceremonies were completed properly.
Since 2012 he has been involved with the Arizona Rattlers. Throughout that time he was a member of the organization's security team and has assisted with game day operations in a multitude of areas. Over the course of his tenure with the Arizona Rattlers, he was part of four championship seasons.
Luis Ortega - Dance Team Coach