Gene McIntyre
Gene McIntyre



Courtesy: Army Athletic Communications
Release: 09/01/2006

A 1979 USMA graduate, Gene McIntyre has logged more than 21 years service for the Army Athletic Association and over thirteen years of active duty in the United States Army.

McIntyre has been the Director of Admissions Support and Associate Athletic Director since 1998. As Admissions Support director, McIntyre is the Athletic Department's representative in the Admissions Committee and aids in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes for all intercollegiate athletic sports. He also serves as the sport supervisor for several sports and is the coordinator for the West Point youth sports camps.

A two-year varsity football letterman, McIntyre returned to West Point in the spring of 1987 as an assistant in the Admissions Support office and an assistant sprint football coach. After one year, he joined Jim Young's staff as an assistant coach, working with the varsity fullbacks and junior varsity running backs during a four-year stint. He left active-duty in 1992 and took a two-year hiatus from the Academy serving as the offensive and defensive line coach for the Newburgh Raiders, a local semi-pro football team. McIntyre returned to his post in the Admissions Support office, as well as offensive line and special teams coach for the Army sprint football team in 1994.

McIntyre replaced Bob Thompson as the Head Coach of Army's Sprint Football team in 1998 and served for nine years with a record of 42-16 and three league titles. His 42 career victories place the Army mentor third on the all-time wins list trailing only Eric Tipton (104) and Bob Thompson (64). During his two tours with the Sprint football program, the Black Knights have forged an impressive 61-16 record, earned five conference titles, and never had a losing season. He was also instrumental in Army's role in both the Pride Bowl and the Allegiance Bowl.

Following his graduation from the Academy, McIntyre completed Airborne and Ranger schools, commanded a howitzer battery for two years and earned extensive experience in Recruiting management when he commanded a large Army Recruiting company. McIntyre earned a Masters Degree in Education Counseling in 1991 from Long Island University. McIntyre left the Army in 1992 after achieving the rank of Major. He has since become a graduate of the Sport Management Institute and the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course and was awarded the All-American Football Foundation Outstanding Associate Athletic Director Award in March 2008.

A native of Lawton, Okla., McIntyre currently resides in Cornwall, N.Y., with his wife Toni. His two sons -- Sean, 25, and Jason, 22 -- and both graduated from Marist University.

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