This is Gary's second appearance with Velocity Lacrosse. In his first go-around, he helped lead the class of 2018/2019 Velocity Middle School to a semi-final appearance at Lax-n-nati, a finals appearance at the Ohio State Middle School Camp, and championships in the inaugural Queen City Classic and the Cherry Bomb (Traverse City, Michigan). He was fortunate enough to have players that went on to start their college careers at North Carolina, Ohio State, Utah, Bellarmine, Cleveland State, Wheeling Jesuit, Belmont Abbey, Kenyon and Capital.
He is currently in his 5th season as head coach at Turpin High School. In the last three years he has led the Spartans to over 30 victories and counting. He has current graduates playing at Mercyhurst and Muskingum.
Gary's previous coaching stops include:
Lakota East (Head Coach) - 2012-2014
Sycamore (Varsity Assistant) - 2011
University of Dayton (Associate Head Coach) - 2007-2010 where he helped lead the Flyers to a national quarterfinals appearance, 2 semi-final appearances, and 1 championship appearance, as well as 3 CCLA Championships
Massillon Jackson (Head Coach) - 1998-2004 where he led the Polar Bears to back to back state semi-finals appearances
Parkland High School (Allentown PA - Volunteer Assistant) - 1997
Gary played collegiately at Kutztown University (Pennsylvania) from 1994-1997 where he played LSM. He played high school lacrosse at Massillon Jackson High School (1994 graduate), where he was a face-off specialist and a midfielder.
Gary's wife Brandi is his biggest supporter, along with his daughters Madeline (9) and Payton (6). Both girls have participated in Velocity Lacrosse clinics and leagues, and LOVE playing lacrosse and being part of the Velocity Family!!