Gentle Named New Boys’ Coach in Houlton

Travis Gentle steps into lead role

Houlton, ME- RSU 29 Shiretowners are pleased to announce that Travis Gentle has been named the Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach for Houlton High School. 

“Coach Gentle is a familiar face within the RSU 29 athletic community and we are excited to have him assume this new role,” shared Superintendent Ellen Halliday. “While we had a number of excellent candidates, with his successful and long history of coaching in RSU 29 and his track record of building positive relations with student athletes, Travis emerged as the best candidate for the job.” 

“I am thankful and excited for this opportunity,” shared Gentle. “I am looking forward to working with the kids, and working toward many successful seasons.“ 

Coach Gentile most recently served not only as junior varsity coach of the Shiretowner’s boys’ basketball program since 2016 but also varsity coach of the Shires girls’ softball team since 2013. Gentle began his coaching career in RSU 29 back in 1994 as the JV Boys’ soccer coach. His coaching career also included coaching junior high basketball in RSU 29 and in MSAD 70. 

Gentle’s background includes a wealth of volunteering beginning at the Houlton Rec Department right out of high school. In addition, he has volunteered and coached for the Houlton Little League, AYBL EMBL, and AAU basketball teams. 

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