“Education, Goodwill, and Sportsmanship through Sports”
Founder of Global Sports Academy
Roy Blumenthal is a seasoned coach with over five decades of experience, having coached a diverse range of sports, including basketball, football, baseball, and golf, at both the high school and collegiate levels. He currently finished his 5th season as the Special Assistant to the Head Coach for the Rider University’s Men’s Basketball program. Prior to this, he devoted 25 years at West Chester University, serving as lead assistant for the Men’s Basketball program. Notably, Coach Blumenthal has also taken on the role of Head Coach of GSA’s Goodwill Select Teams.
Coach Blumenthal’s extensive coaching expertise and experience are widely recognized, and his unwavering commitment to fostering high-caliber international competition for athletes and coaches is unparalleled. He exudes boundless energy, enthusiasm, and motivation, attributes that he effectively employs to mentor both youth and colleagues.
His passion and dedication culminated in Coach Blumental’s receiving West Chester University’s Men’s Hall of Fame Milt Blitz Award in 2007, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the game of basketball as a University alumnus. Furthermore, he was also an integral part of the University’s golf coaching staff that won the PSAC Championship in 2006.
Coach Blumenthal’s academic credentials are equally impressive, having earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management in 1983
The GSA mission is to support athletic competition between equally matched athletes and teams at all levels, domestically and internationally, as well as to support the local community’s interscholastic education and sports programs.
“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”– Babe Ruth
Global Sports Academy is an organization created to arrange athletic competition between equally matched teams at all levels. To “Promote International Goodwill” and a better understanding between nations through sports is our major goal. With Global Sports Academy you will experience the thrill of international sports competition, attend cultural events and see the historical sites of the world.
Global Sports Academy (“GSA”) has been participating in domestic and international competition since 1991. It was initially established to provide athletes overseas playing opportunities in Ice Hockey and it has grown to support a total of 12 different sports that compete in 25 different countries.
In 1991, the organization was incorporated with its mission to create and arrange athletic competition between equally matched teams at all levels internationally. To “Promote International Goodwill” and a better understanding between nations through sports is the major goal. The primary goal of GSA is to promote international goodwill and an enhanced understanding between nations through sports. GSA enables athletes and coaches to experience the thrill of international sports competition, attend cultural events, perform community service and view the historic sites of the world.
Over the years, GSA has offered trips to Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, France, England, and the Czech Republic, and aims to continue to add new destinations.
“Education, Good Will and Sportsmanship through Sports”