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Stephen Gentry
Position: Director of Operations
Hometown: Fort Scott, Kan.
Alma Mater: Gonzaga '06
Stephen Gentry is in his sixth season with the Texas A&M men's basketball program, and second as Director of Basketball Operations under Head Coach Billy Kennedy. Gentry has been a part of one of the most successful eras in Aggie basketball. In five seasons, he has helped the program win 111 games, advance to four NCAA Tournaments and develop three future NBA draft picks. In his current role, Gentry is primarily responsible for scheduling, A&M’s recruiting database and correspondence, overseeing the scouting and statistical programs, camps and other administrative duties.

Gentry spent his first four seasons in Aggieland as coach Mark Turgeon's video coordinator when he helped A&M to four consecutive NCAA Tournament berths. Known for his preparation and scouting abilities, Gentry has played a vital role in preparing the A&M defense, which was consistently ranked at the top of the Big 12 Conference in each of the last five seasons.

Gentry came to A&M after one year as a video intern for the NBA's Miami Heat and Hall of Fame Coach Pat Riley. The Heat won the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference in Gentry's season with the franchise.

 Prior to his stint with the Heat, Gentry played four seasons of college basketball at Gonzaga University for Coach Mark Few, lettering three times as a guard. He was teammates with Adam Morrison, the 2006 college player of the year and #3 NBA draft pick. During Gentry's four years, the Zags built a 107-20 record, winning four straight West Coast Conference titles. Gonzaga advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 2006 and made the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament three other times in his career. Gentry earned the distinction of Dean’s and President’s Lists as a student.

Gentry was married to the former Leah Wahlgren in the summer of 2012.

THE GENTRY FILE

  • Hometown:  Fort Scott, Kansas
  • Education: Gonzaga University (B.S. in Sports Management, 2005 & M.S. in Sport & Athletic Administration, 2006)
 
GENTRY'S CAREER

  • 2011-: Texas A&M (director of operations)
  • 2007-11: Texas A&M (video coordinator)
  • 2006-07: Miami Heat (video intern)
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