Ali Gentry named Valley Christian volleyball coach
Valley Christian has named Ali Gentry, a 2007 graduate of the school, as its next volleyball coach.
Gentry has spent the past two seasons as the varsity assistant coach for Valley Christian, helping lead the Trojans to a Final Four appearance in each season.
“I am really excited to lead the Valley Christian volleyball program and help each player reach her potential,” says Gentry in a press release issued by the school. “This program has won state and region titles and has had numerous athletes compete at the next level, and I hope to continue and improve that tradition. I can’t wait to get started working with each girl and developing the girls’ athletic skills on the court and in the weight room. I am beyond blessed to be in this position at Valley Christian, a school that stands for being an example of Christ in everything we do.”
Gentry, a graduate of Valley Christian, was a four-year varsity starter for the Trojan volleyball program. She earned All-Region honors all four years and All-State recognition twice.
She played at Phoenix College for two seasons, which included a run to the NJCAA Final Four as a freshman in 2007.
After Phoenix College, Gentry studied one semester in London at the Imperial College where she also started on the university’s volleyball team. Following her time in London, she returned home and graduated from Arizona State University. While studying at ASU, Gentry also spent time teaching English in South Korea and additionally worked at a mission in South Africa.
Valley Christian volleyball has won nine state championships, had ten state championship appearances and captured 16 region titles.