Gary Schofield is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Greater Atlanta Christian School and serves as the National Strength and Conditioning Association Southeast Regional Coordinator and the Chair of the NSCA High School Special Interest Group. Schofield is entering his 21st year as a state licensed Certified Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction as well as a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach with Distinction through the NSCA. 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 including the National Basketball Association, Arena Football League, GEast Coast Hockey League, United States Basketball League, World Championship Wrestling, Major League Soccer, 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 is currently working on completing a Master’s degree in Education through the University of North Georgia. Schofield was named the NSCA High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year in 2012 and 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, from 2011-2014. Coach Schofield is a sought after speaker and has presented at several state, regional national and international clinics and conferences.
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