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NCAAB: Gonzaga hires Stephen Gentry as assistant coach

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Gonzaga has hired Illinois assistant and former Gonzaga player Stephen Gentry as an assistant coach, addressing the vacancy created when former Zags assistant Tommy Lloyd left to become head coach at the University of Arizona.

“It is great to have Stephen back in the program,” Gonzaga head coach Mark Few said. “He knows the program having played and coached here previously, but has also garnered some other tremendous coaching experiences, most recently doing a great job helping Illinois back to national prominence.”

Gentry arrived at Gonzaga as a walk-on and played for Few from 2003 to 2006, and was on the ’06 Sweet 16 team.

“I’m humbled and honored to return to Gonzaga and serve a program that has meant so much to me,” Gentry said. “Gonzaga is a special place and one of the elite programs in all of college basketball. I look forward to rejoining the Zag family.”

At Illinois the past two seasons, Gentry headed up the offensive planning for the highly ranked Illini.

Prior to joining Illinois, Gentry served as director of operations for Gonzaga 2017-19, and was an assistant at Texas A&M, Stephen F. Austin and Oklahoma State.

–Field Level Media

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