Coach Gilkison's Bio

  • Grandview High School Coach - 33 years
  • Grandview Girls Track Head Coach - 9 years
  • Distance Coach - 33 years
  • Cross Country Head Coach - 18 years

Contact Info:

Cross Country Coaching

Coach Charlie Gilkison

Charlie Gilkison - Headcoach

Coach Gilkison recently retired after teaching and coaching in the Grandview School District for 33 years. Charlie taught biology, ecology, health and physical education. During this time, he coached cross country for 18 years at GHS and track for 33 years.

As head cross country coach, he had 6 top 10 All-Metro teams and over 25 State Qualifiers. During his 9 years as head coach for the girls track team, Grandview finished 3rd in 2000 and 2002, and 4th in 2001.


  • Bachelor of Science Secondary Ed: Northwest Mo. State University 1971
  • Masters of Science Secondary Ed: University of Mo. Kansas City 1980

Personal Qualifications:

  • Gilkison ran 4 years varsity cross country and track at Grandview High School with a personal best mile of 4:22.2
  • He also attended Northwest Missouri State University and ran on a cross country and track scholarship 4 years.
  • Gilkison's personal best at Northwest Missouri State was a 4:12 mile and a 14:48 3 mile.