11 Jul Gary Schofield
Greater Atlanta Christian School
Gary Schofield, Jr. ATC, CSCS *D, is the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Greater Atlanta Christian School and is a 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 is also 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 a Master of Arts in Teaching through the University of North Georgia. Schofield served as the Georgia State Director and Southeast Regional Coordinator for the NSCA and was named 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 (2010- 2016).
Coach Schofield is a sought-after speaker and has presented at several state, regional, national and international clinics and conferences. He lives in McDonough, Georgia with his wife Amanda and is the proud father of daughter, Savannah and son, Brett.