I am extremely excited to announce our final speaker for The 2015 Seminar, Virginia Tech’s Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Performance, Dr. Mike Gentry. Dr. Gentry’s reputation is preceded only by his tenure at Virginia Tech. The author of A Chance to Win: A Complete Guide to Physical Training for Football, Dr. Gentry’s background as an author, coach, and PhD brings a huge addition to The Seminar. The following is his bio from CSCCa MSCC Class of 2003 page:
Dr. Mike Gentry begins his 24th season as the Hokies’ director of strength and conditioning. As assistant athletic director for athletic performance, his duties include overseeing the strength and conditioning training of athletes in all 21 varsity sports at Virginia Tech. He is directly responsible for the physical training of the football team and is the administrator for the sports nutrition program and sports psychology program within the athletics department.
A native of Durham N. C., Gentry received his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Western Carolina University in 1979 and received his masters from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981. He received his doctorate in education; curriculum and instruction, from Virginia Tech in 1999.
Gentry worked as an assistant strength coach at UNC and as the head strength coach at East Carolina University from 1982 to 1987, prior to coming to Virginia Tech in 1987.
In 1995 and 1996, Gentry was recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a finalist for the National Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year. Coach Gentry has a son, BO, 20, a Virginia Tech football player. He is married to the former Wendy Ann Williams.
A fantastic addition to an already superb line up. We welcome Dr. Gentry to The Seminar, are hope you are excited to hear what he as to offer as we are.