Chuck Fick - Professional Scout, San Francisco Giants
Bill Gentry has worked as an Asc. Scout in Central and Southern California from 2000-2014 for the St. Louis Cardinals, and from October 2014 to September 2017 for the San Francisco Giants. Bill was the head coach for the Cardinals Scout Team in the MLB Scout League in Southern California from 2001-2014, and for the Giants Scout Team from October 2014 to September 2017. Bill's work ethic and professionalism are above reproach, and his ability to coach and develop young baseball talent is exceptional. A former Division-1 college coach, Bill has an outstanding reputation as a hitting and pitching instructor.
Gene Watson – Director of Professional Scouting, Kansas City Royals
“In over 20 years in professional baseball I have yet to meet a coach with as much concern for his player’s success and true passion for the game of baseball than Bill Gentry.”
Jeff Albert - Hitting Coach, St. Louis Cardinals
"If you are looking for instruction in California, check out Bill Gentry, and his Pro Player Academy of Baseball in Bakersfield, CA. In addition to Bill's baseball knowledge, you’ll be impressed by his character, professionalism and how much he cares about the success of his players, Bill is a top notch hitting instructor".
Dana Cavalea – Former New York Yankees, Head of Strength and Conditioning. and current Owner and Founder of Major League Strength
“Bill Gentry is a true players coach. He has been an encouragement and a mentor to me while involved in professional baseball as well as launching my business, Major League Strength.”
Scott Pickens - Catcher, Detroit Tigers
"When asked about top hitting coaches in the game today, Bill Gentry is one of the first that comes to mind."
Derek Johnson - Pitching Coach, Cincinnati Reds
"I have been friends with Bill since 2006, working together in baseball. He is a good man, whom I have a great deal of respect for. He's done and seen almost everything when it comes to baseball, and the thing that sticks out to me the most about him is I don't believe I have ever seen Bill in a bad mood. He comes to the park every day with the same happy demeanor and simply takes care of business! He is a good baseball guy for sure, but he is an even better person."
Tim Leveque - Minor League Pitching Coach, St. Louis Cardinals
Bill is organized and will do everything in his power to provide a positive atmosphere. He has a very diversified background that adds to his overall character. He will work hard and be persistent to bring potential out of the people he leads and trains.