McEntire excited about what she’s seen this summer
Now Gensler joins his third A-10 team.
“It’s just been ingrained in my mind that the A-10 breeds good basketball,” Gensler said.
A connection to the A-10 but also to Green brought Gensler to Dayton. He was the director of basketball operations and a graduate assistant at Providence College from 2009-11. Green was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Providence during that time.
Shauna and her husband Andy Green often had Gensler over for dinner during those seasons.
“She’s always preaching the family culture,” Gensler said, “and that’s all I knew her as, someone who would take care of me the same way she would take care of one of her own.”
In addition to working at St. Bonaventure, Providence and Loyola-Maryland, Gensler also spent two seasons as the video coordinator with the Florida Gators. That was his last stop before coming to Dayton. In March, he offered Green advice on playing Tennessee in the NCAA tournament because the Gators saw the Volunteers in Southeastern Conference play.
In Gainesville, Gensler played a big part in the program’s social media accounts. That’s something he has brought to Dayton as well. UD wants to promote itself on all the platforms — Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook — because it can connect to young recruits.
The goal, Gensler said, is to “give them an intimate look at what our family culture looks like here.”
Gensler has seen that culture among the players from the moment he stepped on campus.
“They’re really passionate,” he said. “That was the first thing I noticed. That’s a tribute to Shauna establishing her culture here in year one and very much setting the tone that we’re going to be a family and we’re going to take care of each other.”