Associate Professor of Management/Men's Head Soccer Coach
B.S. Aviation Management, Southern Illinois University
M.A. Management, Webster University
M.A. Health Service Management, Webster University
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies: Organizational Leadership
D.S.L. Leadership Coaching, Regent University
Virginia Teaching License: Business, Algebra and all Mathematics
Conflict Resolution Management
Human Resource Management
Principles of Management
Ascencion (A.G.) Gomez is originally from Pittsburgh, Pa., currently lives in South Mills, North Carolina where he is an active member of South Mills Church of Christ.
A.G. graduated from Gateway Sr. High School in June 1976 and immediately joined the U.S. Marine Corps. As a Marine, he earned the rank of Gunnery Sergeant and held several leadership positions such as: Drill Instructor, Maintenance Control Chief, Avionics Chief and Squadron Gunny Sergeant. A.G. graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1988 earning a B.S. in Aviation Management. In August of 1989, A.G. was ordered to MCAS Tustin CA to instruct avionic technicians. While stationed at Tustin airbase, A.G. attended Webster University and earned a M.A. in Management and a M.A. in Health Service Management.
In June of 1996, A.G. retired from active duty to participate in the “Troops to Teacher” program. A.G.’s first teaching assignment was teaching “At-Risk” students at Onancock Learning Center on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. In 1997, A.G. started teaching in Chesapeake Virginia in a special program for at-risk adolescence children called the Academic Recourse Class (ARC). A.G. taught in the ARC program for 18 years. A.G., a Troops to Teacher, was awarded Troops to Teacher’s Mentor of the year. Additionally, he was feathered in an online article by the U.S. Marine Corps.
A.G. and his wife Peggy are the Co-founders and CEOs of G&G Leadership Coaching, LLC. G&G leadership coaching is designed to teach/mentor/coach athletes, athletic coaches and soccer referees in the rigors of leadership. A.G. has five grown children and six grandchildren. A.G.’s hobby includes RVing, camping, coaching soccer and training soccer referees.