Raton, FL – General Manager and Head Coach Marcelo Castillo continues to add to his coaching staff. Boca Raton native, John Garrish joins the club as the Director of Athletic Performance, Strength and Conditioning.
“John is one of the best, most respected strength and conditioning professionals in South Florida, his decision to join our team is incredible,” said Castillo. “As general manager, one of my goals was to assemble a professional staff that no other team could match, adding John has done just that.”
Garrish joins Boca Raton FC from North Broward Preparatory School where he is the Director of Sport Performance.
“As a Boca native it’s an absolute honor to serve the community of Boca Raton and Boca Raton FC as its Director of Athletic Performance,” said Garrish. “I’ve seen the soccer landscape in South Florida grow immensely over the past decade and I look forward to being a part of a team and staff that has just as great a passion for growth as they do for winning. Coach Castillo is a man I greatly respect for both what he has done for me, my alma mater of Boca High and for the game of soccer.”
Garrish’s position at Boca Raton FC will be similar to his at North Broward Preparatory School where he is responsible for the long term oversight, management, direction and conduction of an athletic development and strength and conditioning program for all of North Broward’s student-athletes from the school’s 21 varsity sports, including men’s and women’s soccer.
“John has helped develop some of this area’s finest athletes, and more importantly for us, he has a proven track record of increasing levels of strength, flexibility, agility, overall fitness and injury prevention in elite level athletes,” added Castillo. “John will be in charge of all those factors with Boca Raton FC. He will be in direct contact with our players, and will develop, conduct and oversee all on field and weight room activities for us. His work between games will better prepare our players for success on the field.”
“My first and most important goal is to avail the athletes with every bit of information and opportunity to help them become and remain healthy, added Garrish, a former United States Air Force cadet. “From there, it’s a performance-based program whose purpose is to help our guys become better soccer players. An athlete that is stronger, faster and better conditioned will be more receptive to the skills our coaching staff is set to teach them.