Pewitt CISD Athletic Director: Coach Ryan Gentry
The Pewitt CISD Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the hiring of Ryan Gentry as the new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach of Pewitt CISD during a special board meeting held on March 16.
According to Pewitt CISD Superintendent Andy Reddock, “The Athletic Director represents and oversees all athletic programs associated with our District. Coach Gentry exemplifies the qualities necessary to lead Pewitt CISD in promoting and elevating all athletic programs.”
An interview committee began with the goal of identifying the best qualified applicant; placing a high priority on finding an Athletic Director who understands the importance of supporting every athletic program within the District, as well as, reinforcing a disciplined environment for student athletes. After a thorough review of all qualified applicants, a pool of candidates was selected for interview.
“Through the interview process, Coach Gentry stood out as the right person to lead Pewitt CISD’s athletic programs,” said Superintendent Reddock. “His emphasis on strong character and discipline along with a clear vision of leadership for the future will serve our student athletes and coaching staff well.”
Gentry comes to Pewitt from Willis High School, where he has served as Offensive Coordinator, Defensive Coordinator, and Coordinator of College Recruiting. Prior to his time at Willis ISD, Gentry served as Marble Falls High School Assistant Coach (Marble Falls ISD) under notable Austin Westlake Head Coach and Athletic Director, Todd Dodge. During his time in MFISD, Gentry served as Defensive Secondary Coach, Passing Game Coordinator, and Running Backs Coach. Gentry has also served as a teacher and coach in both Athens ISD and Early ISD. Following college, Gentry served as a Graduate Assistant Secondary Coach at Hardin-Simmons University.
Coach Gentry holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Hardin-Simmons University and is a graduate of Groveton High School. While at Hardin-Simmons, Coach Gentry was a member of a successful Hardin-Simmons Cowboys football team.
Coach Gentry and his wife, Brooke, have three daughters, Sydney, Alli, and Preslea. Brooke is currently a 5th grade teacher in Willis ISD, and will be teaching at Pewitt Elementary in the upcoming school year.
“We are extremely excited to have Coach Ryan Gentry and his family to join our Pewitt CISD family”, Superintendent Reddock said.
Please join us in welcoming Coach Ryan Gentry and his family to Pewitt CISD.
Thank you for visiting the Pewitt Consolidated Independent School District website. Whether you are considering relocating your family or you currently live in our school community, we understand how important a quality school system is to you and your family. PCISD consists of highly motivated educators who work alongside supportive parents and community volunteers to provide our amazing students with a safe and supportive educational environment that allows for continued success. It is through the high expectations we have for our students and staff that we promote continued excellence and equity in education. As a school community, we are committed to providing a quality educational experience to every child who walks through our doors.
As you visit our website and learn more about Pewitt CISD and the educational opportunities we offer, I hope you will also gain an understanding of the tremendous value we have for the children of our community.
With Brahma PRIDE,
Andy Reddock, Superintendent of Schools