As demand for PLAE products continues to grow throughout the U.S. and world, the company has hired veteran strength & conditioning coach Gary Schofield, Jr. as director of Southeast sales. Schofield, ATC/L, CSCS*D, RSCC*D, has been a certified athletic trainer through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) for 23 years, and is a longtime certified strength and conditioning specialist with distinction via the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA).
“We are thrilled to have Gary join the PLAE team, and are confident that his extensive industry experience and relationships will help us best meet the needs and maximize the performance of athletes and coaches of all levels across numerous markets,” said Rich Gray, vice president of sales at PLAE.
In 2016, Schofield and coaches Kevin Vanderbush and Fred Eaves founded the National High School Strength Coaches Association (NHSSCA) to educate, equip and empower high school coaches to make a positive impact in the lives of students. Schofield is currently a board member of NHSSCA.
With a background in athletic training and strength & 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.