Gary Kessler was a beloved teacher and coach. He taught Mathematics and Physics for more than 30 years at Fishburne Military School and in Augusta County Public Schools, mainly at Wilson Memorial High School. He coached Football, Wrestling, and was particularly passionate about Cross Country and Track and Field, leading teams to numerous District, Regional, and State championships throughout the years. Coach Kess died unexpectedly in his home on April 3, 2020. Tom and Diana Beam established the Coach Gary Kessler Scholarship in 2021 to honor his memory.
The Scholarship will support female seniors and graduates of Wilson Memorial High School who were involved in Cross Country and/or Track and Field. Apply Now!
Donations to the Coach Gary Kessler Scholarship may be made online or by check made payable to the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge and mailed to P.O. Box 515, Staunton, VA 24402. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.