Lake County soccer team grabs a northern star coach
The College of Lake County men's soccer team is counting on Aron Gentry to take its game up a notch.
Known as “Buddy” among his friends, Gentry has more than 20 years of experience in the sport, including coaching stints at the club, high school and college levels.
Athletic Director Nic Scandrett said Gentry has an infectious personality and is a perfect fit for the Lancers program.
Before coming to Lake County, Gentry was the assistant women’s soccer coach at the University of Wisconsin. He led the Division II Rangers to a 10-6-2 record and reached a record 19th appearance in the Great Lake Valley Conference tournament.
Gentry also coached at Shorewood High School in Wisconsin, stringing together 200 wins, two Woodland Conference titles, nine regional championships and a state finals appearance.
He currently heads two club teams in the Milwaukee Kickers South Academy program.
Apart from coaching, Gentry holds licenses and diplomas from the United States Soccer Federation, the United States Youth Futsal and the National Soccer Coaches of America.
Gentry said he is eager to get to work and raise the level of competition at Lake County.
He currently resides in Wisconsin with his wife, Suzanne, and their two children.