Motlow College has named Tori Raby-Gentry as its interim athletic director, according to Regina Burden, assistant vice president for student affairs at the college.
Raby-Gentry is a former Motlow student and softball player, and was named head softball coach and an instructor of health and physical education in 2011. She returned to Motlow following a successful seven-year run as head coach at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, where she compiled a 202-154 record and served as the assistant athletic director.
“I am thankful for the opportunity that the administration has given me to serve Motlow in this role,” said Raby-Gentry. “Having been a student-athlete here, I have always had great respect for the institution.
“I look forward to working with coaches, administration, faculty, staff, and the community. Most importantly though, I look forward to helping guide our student-athletes.”
Raby-Gentry has already begun her new duties at the college and is involved in the process of hiring a men’s head basketball coach. She will continue as head softball coach, leading a sophomore-dominated team in 2014. Other athletic staff includes Aaron Holland, women’s head basketball coach, who begins his second season this fall, and Dan McShea has been head baseball coach for seven years.
“I am looking forward to Tori leading the athletic department,” said Burden. “She has provided great leadership since her arrival, and I am certain that she will continue to build a solid program that will attract quality student-athletes. This is a compliment to the institution as she is a former Motlow College student.”
She fills the vacancy created when Jerry Nichols, former athletic director and men’s head basketball coach, resigned in May to accept the head coaching position at Southwest Tennessee. Nichols had been athletic director at Motlow for two years.
—By C. SCOTT SHASTEEN, Motlow College Sports Information