Gary Bartley was the first Head Coach of the 49ers when the program was started in 1979. He coached the team from 79 to 81. The team practiced and played all their home games in South End at Historic Crockett Park, Charlotte’s minor league park. He was also the 1st Head Athletic Trainer for the 49ers and traveled with the basketball team during the Winters. Lots of stories and here are a few he told before the 40th Reunion of the 1979 Team this past weekend.