|Garry was appointed as manager of Dagenham
& Redbridge at the end of the 1998/99 season following the retirement
of Ted Hardy.
Already a well known and respected manager
in Non-League circles, his appointment brought considerably more
recognition for both himself and the Daggers.
Starting his management career with Priory
Sports, he moved to Heybridge Swifts and progressed them up the Ryman
League to become a recognised force. Towards the end of the 1997/98
season, he joined St Albans City and under his leadership they reached the
FA Trophy semi-final.
His first achievement at Victoria Road was
to comprehensively sweep aside all challenges on the way to comfortably
winning the Ryman League Championship.
In his second season, his side far exceeded
all expectations, reaching the FA Cup Third Round for the first time in
the Clubs' history, coming within a whisker of being the first Non-League
side to beat a Premiership side and finishing a credible third in the
Last season, Garry's side again reached the
Third Round of the FA Cup and were runners up on goal difference to Boston
United in the Nationwide Conference.
Garry is now in his fourth season at the
club and has already steered his team into the Third Round of the FA Cup