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Former Gonzaga walk on lands job on Oklahoma State staff

Stephen Gentry played with the Zags from 2002-2006.

Stephen Gentry

Former Gonzaga Bulldogs walk on Stephen Gentry has landed a job as the Director of Player Development for Oklahoma State basketball, the AP reported on Wednesday.

If you are racking your brain trying to remember who Stephen Gentry is, don't worry. That is the unfortunate life of the walk on for most people. Gentry scored a total of seven points over his collegiate career.

He entered Gonzaga in 2001, but didn't play his freshman year of college. He made the team his sophomore year but would have to wait until his junior year to ever see the court.

Gentry has built a nice coaching resume for himself since graduating from Gonzaga. He spent six years working at Texas A&M, two years as the Director of Basketball Operations and four years as the video coordinator. He has spent the past three years with the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks as an assistant to head coach Brad Underwood.

Oklahoma State hired Brad Underwood during the offseason, and he has brought much of his coaching staff with him. Says Underwood about Gentry in a news release:

“Stephen is one of the elite basketball minds in our business. He’s very accomplished in terms of his resume, and he’s been associated with quality coaches like Pat Riley, Mark Turgeon and Billy Kennedy. I got very acquainted with him when he was a part of my staff at Stephen F. Austin. He’s very creative and a tremendous basketball mind. He’s going to be an excellent resource for our players and a tremendous asset to our program.”