Richard Gary arrives at Wells from Hartwick College,
where he spent six seasons assisting the Hawks to their first ever
ECAC berth and first State Tournament appearance in 10
years. While at Hartwick, he managed the
recruiting, player development, scouting and video, and was
involved in all aspects of practice and match
play. During his time there the team saw
it’s first All-Conference player, and tallied new records in
Season and Career Kills, Blocks, Aces, Digs, and Assists.
While at Hartwick, Gary completed his CAP I coaching certification, coached camps with DI, DII, and DIII programs throughout the country, and spent six months in Holland, where he worked with the Men's 1 and 2 teams, as well as the Women's 1 team. For 5 years Gary was also a member of the English department, where he taught Composition, Theatre, and Greek Mythology.
Gary's coaching career started back in the 1993 season as he served as head coach for the University of Oregon's men's club team for two years. He also handled the head coaching duties as a player/coach at the University of Bristol and served as a volunteer head coach for the club team at Thomas Jefferson University in 2004 before coming to Hartwick.
Gary was a member of Downtown Athletic Club' 18's Team in 1992-3, where they went undefeated in region and competed at the USVBA Nationals. In 2001-02, Gary handled the captain chores for the University of Bristol's men's team and was a member of the British Universities Men's National squad. His teams competed against Irish, Scottish, Dutch, and French University National teams. Gary played one year of Series D men's volleyball in Florence, Italy in 2002-03 before returning to the United States. Most recently he played club volleyball in Albany.