Michael Gentile, Jr.
Michael Gentile, Jr.
Title: Assistant MPOBARC Director/Head Coach
Phone: 240-895-2143
Email: mrgentile@smcm.edu
Year: First Season
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Previous College: Westminster (Pa.) '92

Michael Gentile, Jr. became the third men's and women's cross country head coach in program history in July 2018. Gentile will also serve as the assistant director of the Michael P. O'Brien Athletics & Recreation Center, helping with the daily operations of the 110,000-square foot complex.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Head Coach, St. Mary's College of Maryland (2018-present)
  • Head Coach, University of Pittsburgh Greensburg (2017)
  • Assistant Coach, York College of Pennsylvania (2014-2018) - Helped men's cross country team qualify for 2017 NCAA Cross Country Championships ... Two CAC Women's Cross Country championship titles (2016, 2017) ... 78 All-Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) awards ... 55 school records ... 19 All-Mideast Region honors ... 17 USTFCCCA All-Academic Individuals ... Seven USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams ... Five NCAA individual qualifiers
  • Assistant Coach, Chestnut Hill College (2013-2014) - Won 2014 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Men's Outdoor Track & Field Invitational ... 23 school records ... Seven All-CACC awards
  • Head Coach, Homer-Center High School (2003-2013) - 77 Heritage Conference champions ... 58 Pennsylvania state finalists ... 22 Pennsylvania state medalists ... 15 Pennsylvania state champions ... Four New Balance All-Americans ... Four Pennsylvania Track & Field Coaches Association Athletes of the Year ... Three Gatorade Pennsylvania Athletes of the Year ... Two Penn Relay Championship of America wins
  • Student AssistantWestminster (Pa.) College (1988-1992) - Part of a staff that saw several student-athletes qualify for the NAIA Cross Country National Championship ... Helped direct student-athletes to school records in cross country, the 3K steeple chase, and the 800m

EDUCATION

  • Certifications in Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education (K-12), St. Francis University (2002)
  • B.A., Communication Studies, Westminster (Pa.) College (1992)

RUNNING CAREER

  • Ran for Penn Hills High School (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Posted PRs of 51.2 sec in the 440m; 1:55.1 in the 880m; 4:21.4 in the 1600m; and 16:02 in the 5K