|Date of birth||December 15, 1957|
|Place of birth||Panama City, Panama|
|San Francisco (manager)|
|2002–2003||→ Panama U-20|
|2003||→ Panama U-23|
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.
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.
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.
- Un joven rival•Panamá Viejo es un equipo joven y entusiasta, guiado por un entrenador que conoce a la perfección las virtudes y los defectos de sus jugadores - Nación (in Spanish)
- An Englishman abroad: All the Panama players want to be in Gary Stempel's gang; DailyMail.com, 6 October 2008
- Stempel, Panama's main man; FIFA.com, 16 July 2009
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