Coach Garbar has been involved in the game of soccer since the age of 5. Growing up in New Jersey, and Colombia South America, for Coach Garbar soccer was as much a cultural experience as it was an athletic one. From playing at the famous Columbia High School, to various club teams in Medellin, his knowledge and passion for the game goes far beyond textbooks.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Delaware, Coach Garbar moved to New York City to pursue a career in education and athletics. After earning his Master’s Degree from Pace University, Coach Garbar began coaching. His first experience as a Head Coach began at Benjamin Banneker Academy, where he coached the men’s and women’s program for three seasons. The women’s program went undefeated and were two-time division champions winning in both the ‘A,’ and ‘B’ divisions. The men’s program went on to enjoy its best record in school history and most importantly, graduated every student athlete.
Throughout his limited off-season time, Coach Garbar received his NSCAA license and spent time in the Caribbean and South America working with various youth academies.
After Coach Garbar’s final season at Benjamin Banneker Academy (2008), he joined the Monroe College men’s soccer coaching staff and became first assistant to head coach Marcus Dibernardo. Since then, the Mustangs have become a powerhouse.
Coach Garbar believes that men’s soccer at Monroe is a tradition in the making, and is growing into becoming a premier athletic and academic program.
“For every Mustang, soccer and education is more than a game, and more than a sport. It is a lifestyle, and one that we are extremely proud of and committed to,” he said.