Gary (class of 1957) was a member of the 1955 undefeated State Championship cross-country team. Lee Academy went on to finish third in the New Englands. At the 1957 Schoolboy Basketball Tournament he was selected to the All-Tourney first team despite playing only a game and a half due to injury. That same year Gary was selected to All-State second team, establishing him as one of the ten best players in Maine. He remains the only Lee Academy schoolboy player to receive this honor. After graduation Gary continued to star for ten years as a semi-pro basketball player in Maine and Canada.
Gary was inducted into the Lee Academy Athletic Hall of Fame in October of 2011.