Gard has been involved with AFC Lightning and Lazers since 1996. His involvement has been as a Select coach, a recreational coach, a team manager, referee and Dad (his favorite). Gard was the Lazers Tournament Director for select tournaments and founded the Lazers Cup.
Gard holds a USSF "D" License and also has a USSF Level 8 Referee License.
Gard and his wife, Sara, have been married for 24 years. They have lived in Peachtree City for the last 14 of those years. Both of their daughters have played at Peachtree City Lazers Soccer Club, and now Mary Elise plays with AFC. Erin now attends Georgia State University. Mary Elise plays for the AFC ’94 Girls Premier team and attends McIntosh High School.
Gard funds his full time soccer coaching passion by working for RPC, Inc., a service company for the oil and gas business, as a Vice President of ERP Applications.
Gard, his wife Sara, and his daughters Erin and Mary Elise reside in Peachtree City, GA.