Virginia Tech Athletics Department
Merryman Athletic Center
165 Spring Rd.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Responsibilities: As associate athletics director for athletic performance, Gentry's duties include overseeing the strength and conditioning training of athletes in all 21 varsity sports at Virginia Tech, and he is directly involved in training the football team. Gentry also supervises the sports nutrition and sport psychology programs.
Joined VT Staff: 1987.
At Virginia Tech: Gentry was inducted into the USA Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame in 2010. He was named the second annual Samson Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year in the March 2005 issue of American Football Monthly.
In May 2003, Gentry received honors from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches when he was named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach. He became one of only 36 coaches in the country to have received the CSCC’s highest award when he was honored. In 1995 and 1996, he was recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a finalist for the National Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year.
Prior to Virginia Tech: Gentry worked as an assistant strength coach at North Carolina and as the head strength and conditioning coach at East Carolina University prior to coming to Virginia Tech in February of 1987.
Education: Western Carolina, 1979 (B.A. in physical education); UNC-Chapel Hill, 1981 (master's degree); Virginia Tech, 1999 (doctorate in curriculum and instruction with emphasis in motor behavior).
Family: Gentry has a son, Roy Christopher (Bo), a former member of the Hokie football team from 2008-2011. Gentry is married to the former Wendy Ann Williams, and they live in Blacksburg.