| San Jose Earthquakes|
| (1952-08-07) August 7, 1952 (age 63)|
Glendale, California, United States
San Jose State Spartans
Gary St. Clair Wikipedia
Gary Martin St. Clair (born August 7, 1952) is a retired American soccer goalkeeper and retired coach for the San Jose State Spartans men’s soccer team. He played professionally in the North American Soccer League.
St. Clair attended San Jose State University and played Goalkeeper on the men’s soccer team from 1970 to 1974. He was a two-time All Conference Goalkeeper and three-time All-West Coast Goalkeeper. He currently shares the school record with 18 career shutouts. He graduated in 1976 with bachelor’s degree and, in 1984, earned a master’s degree from Saint Mary's College of California. He was the 9th overall Draft Pick in the 1975 North American Soccer League, and was the first Goalkeeper selected. The Dallas Tornado selected St. Clair in the first round of the 1975 North American Soccer League draft. On April 15, 1975, Dallas sold St. Clair’s rights to the San Jose Earthquakes, where he played three games during the 1975 season. In March 1976, the Earthquakes sent St. Clair and Archie Roboostoff to the San Diego Jaws for Geoff Butler and a 1978 first round draft pick. He was the starting Goalkeeper for the United States Olympic Soccer Team for the 1976 Montreal Games, earning four international caps.
After retiring as a player, St. Clair entered the coaching ranks. He spent seven years at West Valley College accumulating a 75-21-14 record that included 4 conference championships.Before that he spent six seasons at Leland High Schoolearning an 89-16-9 record and 5 conference championships. In 1990, he was hired as head coach of the San Jose State Spartans men’s soccer team. He was 217-211-41 in 24 years as SJSU Head Coach. He was the 1994 and 2000 Far West Coach of the Year. His teams made three NCAA Championship Appearance in 1998, 2000 & 2003. He was the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coach of the Year in 2000 & 2003. His 2000 Team set a school record with a 20-1-1 record which included being ranked #1 during the season by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Two of his players, CJ Brown & Ryan Suarez went on to play for the United States Men's National Team. He received his United States Soccer Federation A License in 1981, and his United State Soccer Federation B License in 1977. He retired from San Jose State in 2013.