Gary Stempel

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Gary Stempel
Personal information
Date of birth (1957-12-15) December 15, 1957 (age 59)
Place of birth Panama City, Panama
Club information
Current team
San Francisco (manager)
Teams managed
Years Team
1996–1998 San Francisco
1998–2001 Panamá Viejo[1]
2001–2007 San Francisco
2002–2003 Panama U-20
2003 Panama U-23
2007 Águila
2008–2009 Panama
2009–2010 San Francisco
2011 Guatemala U-17
2012– San Francisco

Gary Stempel (born 26 January 1957) is an English-Panamanian football manager who last worked as the coach of the Panama national football team in 2009.


Prior to his move to Panama, Stempel was a community outreach officer with London club Millwall. He enjoyed his greatest success as at club level in a four-year spell as manager of San Francisco, a Panamanian football club, during which he won five league titles and two championships with Panama Viejo. It was during this time that he was also given charge of the Panama under-20 and under-23 teams. He qualified Panama to its first-ever U-20 World Cup in 2003.[2]

In 2007, he became manager of Salvadorian club Águila and in 2008 he was given the opportunity to take charge of the Panamanian national team. During his tenure as national team coach, Panama won the Central American Nations Cup in 2009. It was the first time Panama had won a major international championship. After this success, he led the team to the quarter-finals at the 2009 Gold Cup.[3]

For the past five years, Gary Stempel has also been working as a FIFA coach instructor and has conducted courses for coaches in: St Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, U.S. Virgin Islands, Belize, Nicaragua, and Suriname.

Currently, Gary Stempel is coach for the San Francisco football club located in La Chorrera, Panama.