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“With hard work and discipline, there’s greatness.”
Efran Garcia

assistant coach of the Varsity soccer team and the head coach for the Freshman soccer team at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School

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Meet coach Mr. Efran Garcia, the assistant coach of the Varsity soccer team and the head coach for the Freshman soccer team at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School. Coach Efran Garcia has been coaching for 11 years and he’s in his 4th year coaching at GNBVT.He said what made him want to coach at GNBVT was the love he has for the game and wanting to change and make the program better.

Coach Efran decided to become a coach because he wanted to bring the younger mentality to the 2010/2020s era, however he feels like he hasn’t accomplished that goal. When he isn’t coaching at GNBVT he coaches at the local Acushnet youth soccer league, he’s also an administrator for the Acushnet and South Shore soccer league and he says that soccer plays a big part in his life. His role model in his life is his aunt, she helped him through a lot and also been a part of the Acushnet youth Soccer since 1998 when it started. He motivates his players by giving them a set goal and helping them reach it.

Coach Efran Garcia says that the best way to keep their players in form is to keep them accountable and to keep pushing until they reach their limit. When I asked the Coach what goals he had for the season at GNBVT, he said he was definitely looking forward to seeing how far the varsity squad will do in the postseason and hopefully win any trophy. When asked what formation he most likes using he responded by saying 4-3-3 because it allows the outside backs to play the role of attacking and the role of defending much more.

After high school Coach Efran Garcia did not attend college, instead he went into the trade and decided to become a master Electrician with the position of foreman. During his summers the coach likes to just give his full attention to family and travel, however he does one trip to Ocean City for a beach soccer tournament with his players. Coach Efran in 10 years sees himself in more of a project management position at work and like always we will be coaching high school soccer.

 

Article and Picture by: Simon Pires, Senior Media Technology