Dina Gentile, Professor
School of Sport Science & Fitness Studies
Office Location: Post Sport Science and Fitness Center
Office Number: 247
SM 101: Principles of Sport Management
SM 215: Organization and Administration of Sport
SM 203: Sport Promotion and Marketing
SM 350: The Sport Enterprise
PE 201: Aspects and Theories of Coaching
PE 241: Advanced Coaching Techniques
PE 400: Coaching Practicum
Dr. Gentile joined Endicott College in 1994, she has held a variety of positions in the College Athletic Department such as Senior Woman Administrator, Head Soccer Coach, Intramural Director, NCAA Compliance Coordinator, Summer Camp Director, and coordinator and instructor in the Sport Management Program.
While earning her Master's degree from Springfield College she worked in the Springfield Athletic Department and Springfield Sports Information Department.
In 1995, Professor Gentile was appointed Associate Dean of the Sport Science & Fitness Studies Division and continued to teach Principles of Sports Management, Sports Marketing, and Sports Law.
In the fall of 2000, she became a full time faculty member. She genuinely enjoys helping students make the most of their years at Endicott. In 2001 she received her doctoral degree from the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Boston University. Gentile was also the Volunteer Coordinator for the WUSA Boston Breakers in their inaugural seasons. In 2004, Gentile stepped down from coaching the women's soccer team for 11 successful seasons. She was actively involved in coaching with the Beverly Youth Soccer Association serving as Player Development Director for close to 10 years. In addition, Gentile still operates Precision Soccer which runs many youth camps and coach education clinics. In 2012 she was honored with the "I Coach Because" recognition from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
In 2006, Gentile was promoted from Associate Professor to Professor. Dr. Gentile currently teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs at the College. Her research from 2006 to 2009 centered around incorporating technology into the sport management curriculum. She has presented her work at the AAHPERD Convention on multiple years and at the North American Society of Sport Management Conference. She enjoys studying the impact of technology in the Sport Management Curriculum. In the spring 2008 semester, Dr. Gentile conducted research during a sabbatical leave which led to the publication of her book, Teaching Sport Management: A Practical Guide.
Most recently she is a contributing writer at Soccer Nation News with a large reader base. She also served as the Soccer Ambassador and marketing content writer for Korrio, Inc. for the last two years. Gentile is a prolific speaker at a number of youth sport association meetings.
Gentile is most excited about a new initiative that all students are invited to participate in organizing: Sport Awareness Day highlighted with a wheelchair basketball game. Sport Awareness Day will be an annual event aimed to educate community members about the challenges and opportunities for disabled athletes and their families.