Gary Schofield Jr. MAT, CSCS*D currently serves as the Associate Athletic Director and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Strong Rock Christian School (Locust Grove, Georgia). Strong Rock Christian School is one of the top independent schools in the nation. Schofield is charged with leading and developing the elementary and youth athletics program while assisting the Director of Athletics with the Academy and High School programs. Schofield previously served as a certified athletic trainer through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) for over 23 years and is currently a certified strength and conditioning specialist with distinction via the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Most recently, Schofield served as the National Director of Youth and High School Development for PLAE, a global performance brand, where he was able to travel the country and connect with coaches and Athletic Directors through building strategic educational platforms and creating unique customer experiences. Prior to PLAE, Schofield was the Director of Athletic Development at Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, Georgia, for 20 years.
With a background in athletic training and strength and conditioning, Schofield has experience working with professional and amateur athletes in numerous organizations, including the National Basketball Association, Arena Football League, East Coast Hockey League, World Championship Wrestling, North American Soccer League, USA Track & Field Indoor Championships and the Georgia State Olympic Development Program.
Schofield is currently a Founding Board Member of the NHSSCA. In 2019, Schofield became a member of the Marietta College Athletic Training Advisory Board (ATAB) for his alma mater. He is also an instructor for Marietta College’s Masters in Athletic Training Program and a guest lecturer for Setanta College (Ireland).