Gary Schofield, Jr. ATC/L, CSCS *D, RSCC*D is the Director of Southeast Sales for PLAE. For the last 20 years he has served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Greater Atlanta Christian School and is the Co-Founder of the National High School Strength Coaches Association (NHSSCA). Schofield is entering his 23rd year as a Nationally Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® with Distinction (CSCS,*D®) Schofield’s unique background of athletic training and strength and conditioning has allowed him to coach and assist in the development of athletes with teams and organizations in the National Basketball Association, Arena Football League, East Coast Hockey League, United States Basketball League, World Championship Wrestling, North American Soccer League, Georgia State Olympic Development Program, USA Track and Field Indoor Championships, and many other professional and amateur organizations.
Schofield received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine, with a special emphasis in Athletic Training, from Marietta College in Ohio. He continued his education with the graduate program in athletic training at Georgia State University and the Master of Arts in Teaching program through the University of North Georgia. Schofield served as the Georgia State Director and Southeast Regional Coordinator for the NSCA and was named as the National High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year in 2012. His program at Greater Atlanta Christian School has been awarded the Strength of America Award, recognizing schools that exhibit the highest standards in the safety and success of young athletes for six consecutive years (2011- 2016).
In the summer of 2016, alongside Coaches Kevin Vanderbush and Fred Eaves, Coach Schofield founded the National High School Strength Coaches Association. It’s mission serves to Educate, Equip, and Empower high school coaches to make a positive impact in the lives of student athletes. Coach Schofield is a sought after speaker and has presented at several state, regional, national and international clinics andconferences. He is a proud father of his son Brett and daughter Savannah and honored to be married to his wife Amanda for the past 16 years.