Coach Gary Pritchard is a Certified Mental Coach (CMC) who has dedicated his life to helping others improve their skills on and off the field. A former coach and public school teacher for Bayshore Junior & Senior High school in Bayshore, NY, Gary has coached various youth sports since 1975. He invested over 20 years as a Select and High School soccer coach, as well as an Assistant Coach at NCAA Division 2 Felician College.
Gary currently serves as the Golden Goal Program Director and as a coach and trainer for the New York Red Bulls Youth Camps. Gary has written or co-authored two powerful coaching books, including 105 Great Stories for Coaches, Teachers, Leaders, and Parents and 10 Things Great Coaches Know with Coach Mike Tully (click here for more information about these books).
In the past, he has worked with the Skidmore Men’s and Women’s Soccer team, UVM Women’s Soccer, College of St. Rose Soccer, Marist College Soccer, St. John Women’s Soccer, Felician College Men’s Soccer, and City College of New York’s women’s basketball.
Gary has had the honor of offering sessions as a mental conditioning team building coach for IHA Academy, Pascack Valley High School (lacrosse), Ramapo H. School, Bergen Tech, Northern Highlands High School, and Don Bosco Prep, the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) Adirondack Lynx, the Lynx Soccer Academy, the Pasco Soccer Club, and the Ramsey Varsity Soccer team, who became State Champs in 2007 (first time in 100 year history), State Sectional Finalists in 2008, State Sectional Champs in 2009, and Conference Champs in 2010.
Gary is on the panel of advisers for ParentalWisdom.Com which helps give parents help and advice on different issues with family and raising children. He is a member of the “World Positive Thinkers Club for his work with his “Thought of the Day” – a daily inspirational message which Gary emails to nearly 1000 subscribers.
He is married to his wife of 30 years, Kate, and has 3 boys Todd, Scott & Sean.