Joao Garcia enters his first season as an assistant for the Buccaneers after completing his four-year career with the Buccaneers in 2011. In his four-year career, Garcia played in 66 career games, primarily as a defender. His freshman year he started 10 games, and was part of a defense that allowed just 30 goals.
His sophomore campaign, he played in all 21 games, making 18 starts.Garcia emerged to be a leader of the defense which posted a 0.84 goals against average and 10 shutouts in 21 games, tying the school record for shutouts set in 2000 in his sophomore season.
During his junior year Garcia helped anchor a defense which allowed just 0.74 goals per game, including 10 shutouts in 18 games, once again tying the school record. An All-SSC selection, Garcia helped guide the Buccaneers to three consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. He was also named to the All-Tournament team during the 2009 season in route to the Bucs clinching the SSC Tournament Title.
In 2012 Garcia graduated from Barry with a degree Bachelors in Business.