Gary Lawson brings a decade of Physical Education teaching experience and over 19 years of soccer coaching experience to Nord Anglia. This included seven years as the Department Chair of Physical Education and Girls Varsity Head Coach at Brooklyn Friends School (Brooklyn, NY). Gary also serves as the Head Women’s soccer coach at St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn (NCAA DIII) and was selected to the 'Sports 40 Under 40' Class of 2018 list from Coaches and Athletic Director Magazine highlighted as one of the top 40 coaches in the nation.
While at Brooklyn Friends School, the England native helped build a unique and exciting Physical Education program called ‘Pathways’ and turn around a soccer program guiding the Panthers to four straight Independent Schools Athletic League (ISAL) playoffs championships. In 2017, he lead the St. Joseph’s College Bears to their first Skyline Conference playoff appearance in college history.
While playing soccer semi-professionally at various league clubs in England after graduation, Gary began his coaching career at Watford FC and eventually traveled overseas to the US and joined Ashley's Soccer Camp and Soccer Domain Academy (Montclair, NJ) and began coaching various travel teams, academies and camps.
Gary graduated from Buckinghamshire Chilterns University with BA (Hons) in Leisure Management & Sport Studies followed by a PGCE in Physical Education from London Metropolitan University. He also holds an Advanced National Diploma, a National Diploma and a Goalkeeping Level One Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and holds a United States Soccer Federation Coaching License.
Gary resides in Manhattan with his wife Cindy and his son Jack Dylan.