Broadalbin-Perth appoints Garzon to lead boys soccer program

Juan Garzon is the new varsity head coach of the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District’s boys soccer program, Director of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics Tucker Gifford announced Friday, May 5. Garzon takes over the position from Brian Henry, who helmed the program for 21 years.

“Juan brings an extensive soccer background and knowledge to Broadalbin-Perth,” Gifford said. “I’m confident that his leadership skills will develop our student-athletes both on and off the field. With Juan’s vision, I’m excited for what the future holds for the B-P boys soccer program.”

Garzon comes to B-P with a breadth of experience coaching at the interscholastic and collegiate levels. Most recently, he has coached the U19 boys and U16 girls for the Albany-based Rush Soccer Club. He also served as the assistant women’s soccer coach at SUNY Adirondack. Since 2015, he has worked as a soccer and personal trainer at Elite Training in Stillwater. He holds more than a dozen certifications and licenses for coaching and training.

“I want to build a successful program that not only focuses on athletics but also the student aspect of ‘student-athlete,’” Garzon said. “I’m looking forward to helping soccer grow within the B-P community.”

Garzon graduated from the College of Saint Rose, where he captained the men’s soccer team as a senior. Before Saint Rose, he played one year at Bethel University and two years at Lambuth University, both in Tennessee. Off the turf, Garzon works as a bilingual talent acquisition specialist for Northern Rivers Family of Services. He currently resides in Broadalbin with his wife and two daughters.