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Gentry Johnson takes the helm as Millsaps men’s soccer head coach



Gentry Johnson
Gentry Johnson: Photo from Millsaps College
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From Millsaps Athletics:

JACKSON, Miss. – The Millsaps men’s soccer program will be under the experienced guidance of Gentry Johnson, who was named the head men’s soccer coach by the Millsaps College Athletics Department on Tuesday. Johnson owns expertise at various levels throughout the state and most recently assisted the men’s and women’s soccer programs at Holmes Community College.

Hailing from Wilmington, N.C., Johnson was an assistant as well as goalkeeper coach with the Bulldogs from 2020-22. The women’s team advanced to the NJCAA D2 Final in 2021 and 2023 after winning the MACCC Tournament in both of those seasons.

Johnson was head coach of Mississippi Blues SC in 2021 and was an assistant for Gaffa FC in 2020, both of the Gulf Coast Premier League.

Additionally, he coached the men’s soccer squad at Pearl High School for three seasons. Since 2018, Johnson has been the Director with the Rankin Soccer Club.

Johnson was also the 2022 Mississippi Soccer Association (MSA) Male Competitive Coach of the Year. Additionally, he holds a USSF A License and was previously the Director of Player Development for the Brandon Futbol Club. Johnson owns a USSF National Youth License and World Football Academy Coaching certificate.

He also coached at the youth level where he helmed several impressive finishes, including a 2009 Girls USYS National Finalist and a 2007 Girls USYS Regional Finalist in 2023 as well as the 2005 Boys USYS Midsouth Champions and USYS Regional Quarterfinalist in 2022.

Prior to his time in Mississippi, Johnson coached for Wilmington Hammerheads Youth Football Club one of the top clubs in North Carolina for seven years (2011-18). His 02 Girls won the Southern Regional Premier League First Division, Jeff Cup and NCFC’s CASL Showcase in the ECNL bracket. He was also a staff coach on the 01 Girls who lost in the semifinals of the Region III Championships.
Competing as a player at the collegiate level, he played for Francis Marion University. He transferred to Cape Fear Community College, where he captained the team. He moved on from CFCC and played his remaining years at Greensboro College (2009-13).

Johnson grew up playing for the 91 Breakers and New Hanover High School. He helped lead both teams to a State Cup Final. Gentry graduated from UNC Wilmington with a degree in Business Management.

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