Gary GartnerHead of Community Development

During what year did you start working with NC Fusion?


Current Coaching License:


Years of Coaching Experience

20 Years

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To create an atmosphere where players have an opportunity to have fun, build positive relationships with teammates and families, trust one another, compete during training & games, and challenge players to go above & beyond on & off the field. Thru all this, I hope all players will continue to play, referee & coach soccer to give back to the next generation.

Favorite memory as a player?


Scoring the game winning goal in college during the Semi-Final of the Conference Championship.

In 10 words or less, #1 reason you coach?

I love seeing the players smile, have fun & Compete.

Coaching/Professional Education:

  • NSCAA National Diploma | USSF | D
  • Director of Coaching Diploma
  • National Youth License
  • Brazil Federation B

Coaching Experience:

  • 2011-Present | GUSA Girls Director of Coaching |
  • 2009-2011 | GUFC Director of Operations
  • 2007-2009 |  SoccerOP Director of Programming


Personal Info:

Gary grew up in St Louis, MO where he was always involved in the game of soccer.   He grew up playing for clubs in the St Louis area, HS soccer at Mehlville HS and collegiate soccer at East Central College.  He also was a Nisoa referee member at the age of 19.  Gary encourages all players to pursue coaching, refereeing, TOP Soccer and other soccer organizations to give back to the game.

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