Gerard was a former two- time All-Bergen County, All-Parochial CF and Student-Athlete of the Year in high school and continued his baseball playing career in college at Montclair State University before an injury ended his career. He has over 20 years coaching experience in both baseball and travel softball and is currently an assistant softball coach at the College of St. Elizabeth. He spent one year in professional baseball as the Assistant General Manager of the Newark Bears where he was responsible for day-to-day operations and marketing.
For over 7 seasons, Gerard coached the Central Jersey Tornado Gold travel team at all levels (14u-16u-18u-23u). In 2006 the 16u team finished 5th at PONY Nationals and 17th at ASA Nationals and in 2010 the 23u team was undefeated. Several of his players were All-State in HS and have gone on to play at colleges such as Fordham, Monmouth, Babson, Marist, Georgian Court, Montclair State and Ramapo. Gerard has personal relationships with several top high school and college softball coaches and also has relationships with scouts and instructors with the New York Yankees, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Miami Marlins, Toronto Blue Jays, Arizona Diamondbacks, Tampa Bay Rays and Cincinnati Reds.
Prior to joining The Turf, Gerard was the General Manager at a sports training center in Union, NJ and also served as Recruitment & Admissions Coordinator at Rutgers University. He also has over 20 years sales and management experience in the computer software industry. He holds an MS degree in Management from NJIT and a BS degree in Finance from Montclair State University.