About Coach Maitland

Gary Maitland is a visionary thinker. He is inspired to lead, support aspiring leaders and develop elite-minded athletes of all levels.

With a rich experience of working in education and sport, Gary believes that a teacher and a coach’s main responsibility is to create a love of learning.

“I work with teachers, coaches and athletes to support their professional development. I offer high performance coaching and mentoring with a particular focus on raising standards and self-evaluation.”

As an elite skill development basketball coach, Gary has trained a number of professional and top level amateur athletes. His comprehensive training programmes are individually tailored to meet the needs of each client.

“Specificity. When I work with athletes, it’s crucial that they know I’m not going to waste their time. I study my clients to ensure my sessions are purposeful and reflect the actions they are expected to perform in a competitive environment.”

Gary’s portfolio of effective leadership also includes working with brands and organisations such as Coca Cola, Jordan Brand, The Greenhouse Charity and Amaechi Performance.

As an educator, Gary has worked as an Assistant Headteacher in an alternative provision secondary school for 11 to 16 year olds. He has a holistic approach to developing young people and is an exceptional practitioner in behaviour management.



Gary speaks to audiences with an approach that engages and inspires.  His speeches address a number of topics covering education, leadership and the sport industry.

Gary customises his delivery to meet the needs and requirements of those who he shares his messages with.  He is passionate about supporting the development of others.
Please feel free to contact Coach Maitland to discuss how he can support you and your organisation.


It is essential for us in society to take ownership of our communication skills and apply ourselves in a positive manner.


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Driving the Train on the Pursuit of Excellence

  • October 2, 2013

Driving the Train on the Pursuit of Excellence I was quite surprised when I read Mark Dunning’s “On the Pursuit of Excellence” article that was published in October 2009. He expressed how he felt about the development for our ‘future stars’ and that such talent could not be developed in schools. “You will never produce […]


  • September 27, 2013

LHSAA v EBBA In 1998, I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to study and play basketball at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Louisiana, USA.  I was living my dream.  If I had my family with me, it would have been perfect. I was thrown into a realm that worships sport.  We […]




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