After a stellar playing career for Berry College's men's team, Eric Gentilello joined Lorenzo Canalis' staff as an assistant coach prior to the 2000 season.
Gentilello came to Berry from Marietta, Georgia., where he graduated from Pope High School in 1994. He played soccer at Berry from 1997-1999, capping off his junior and senior seasons by earning a place on the All-TranSouth Athletic Conference team. He was the Berry captain in 1999, playing as a graduate student. In 1998, Gentilello earned his bachelor of science degree in health and physical education, and he earned his master's degree in secondary education in 2001.
Prior to playing for the Vikings, Gentilello played club soccer for United Quest in Marietta, Ga., winning the state championship in 1993 and 1994. He also represented Georgia in the Southeast regional tournament in those same years.
A solid defender with a wealth of college playing experience, Gentilello holds a USSF National "B" coaching license. Gentilello is involved in all phases of Berry women's program, including the training process, recruiting, and game coaching.