Last May the students of St.Michael’s wore their jumpers on their shoulders and celebrated Gary Coakley Day to acknowledge 39 years of teaching, mentoring, coaching and caring. Gary also spent 10 years as a pupil of St. Michael’s.
Over the years, whether it was patiently explaining the concepts of trigonometry, honing a dummy double scissors move on the training pitch, working with the Flaming Sword Foundation or effortlessly blending in along the corridors, Gary set an example of how to conduct yourself, respect others and keep smiling.
The Past Pupils Union President and committee wish Gary the very best on his retirement and are delighted to announce that Gary will receive the special Union Award at this year’s dinner on Friday 24th November. (foxes glacier fruits will be served after the meal)
Joe Kinane says
One of the true greats of St Michael’s. This man has a calmness about him which commands respect and attention. A decent man who clearly cares about his students, his impact on so many through the years is second to none. Thank you Gary!
PS: Sorry for playing football in the common room.