After leaving UCSB, Gandara played for the USA National Team from 1990-92 and for the Puerto Rico National Team from 1995-98. Professionally, Gandara has played in the Spanish Professional League, Brazilian Professional League, French Professional League and was named to the all-star team in the Puerto Rico Professional League. Gandara also played on the Bud Light Four-Person Tour from 1995-97, receiving Rookie of the Year honors and leading the league in kills in 1995.
Gandara has also seen a lot of action in the coaching ranks. His coaching career began at UCSB when he served as an assistant between 1992-93. Gandara has coached every year since then.