A 1979 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, Gene McIntyre has logged more than 15 years of service for the Army Athletic Association. He enters his eighth season at the helm of the sprint football squad where he has led the Black Knights to the Collegiate Sprint Football League Championship three times.
In McIntyre's seven seasons, Army shows a 34-10 mark. The Black Knights boast a near-perfect 17-1 mark at Shea Stadium during McIntyre's tenure. Those 34 victories place Army mentor third in career triumphs at Army, trailing only Eric Tipton (104) and Bob Thompson (64).
A two-year letterman for the Black Knights' varsity football team in the late 1970s, McIntyre returned to West Point in the spring of 1987 as an assistant in the admissions support office and an assistant lightweight football coach. After one year, he joined Jim Young's varsity staff as an assistant coach, working with the fullbacks and junior varsity running backs for the next four years.
Taking a two-year hiatus from the Academy in 1992, McIntyre served as the offensive and defensive line coach for the Newburgh Raiders, a local semi-pro football team. He returned to his post in the admissions support office, as well as offensive line and special teams coach for the Army lightweights, in 1994. In June 1998, he was selected to head both the admissions support office and the lightweight football squad when Thompson announced his retirement.
McIntyre, also the assistant athletic director for admission support, aids in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes for the Military Academy's athletic programs. During his two tours with the sprint football program, the Black Knights have forged an impressive 57-15 record and earned five conference titles.
Following his graduation from the Academy, McIntyre completed Airborne and Ranger schools and served four years in Germany where he commanded a howitzer battery for two years. McIntyre left the Army in 1992 after achieving the rank of major and receiving a Meritorious Service Medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster.
A native of Lawton, Okla., McIntyre currently resides at West Point with his wife Toni and sons Sean, 20, who is currently a junior at Manhattan College, and Jason, 17.