Professional basketball player, head basketball coach, mentor, and business owner leads the Y sports program
Gloucester, MA, – The Cape Ann YMCA is pleased to announce Gentry Lewis as its new Sports Director. With more than 15 years of experience in sports management and youth mentoring, Gentry is passionate about the connection between team sports and strengthening community. As CEO of D&G LLC, he built several successful companies while playing professional basketball for the last 15 years in Europe. He speaks Arabic, Spanish, Turkish, and is fluent in Italian. Most recently, Gentry has been working with the Mayor of Medford on economic development and youth programming initiatives.
Growing up in Louisiana, Gentry was a longtime member of the Y community there. He is passionate about the Y’s mission and core values and is committed to further strengthening the Cape Ann Y’s sports programming, culture, and youth development with his proven leadership skills.
Erina McWilliam-Lopez, Executive Director of the Cape Ann Y said, “We are beyond thrilled to have Gentry join our team and lead our sports program. His experience in coaching and mentoring as well as his breadth of knowledge in sports marketing and planning is something that will benefit our members and the community. He is an incredible asset to our Y as we broaden our sports programming to serve a wide range of ages, interests, and abilities. Gentry brings immense talent and opportunity to our Cape Ann community.”
About the YMCA of the North Shore
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits, strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. For over 160 years, the YMCA of the North Shore has been strengthening the foundations of the community. It serves more than 40,000 members and program participants in 25 cities and towns. We nurture the potential of children and teens, improve health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support our neighbors, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, or socio-economic background. Visit www.northshoreymca.org.