Dominic Gentile

1930 – 2000

Originally from Hurley, Wisconsin, a graduate of North Dakota State University and a veteran of the Korean War, Domenic began his career as a high school history teacher, coach and athletic trainer. In 1961, he was hired by the Green Bay Packers and head coach Vince Lombardi as an assistant to head athletic trainer, Bud Jorgensen. He became the head athletic trainer in 1970 and remained in that position until his retirement following the 1992-93 football season. During his tenure with the Packers, he was an integral part of five NFL Championships, including the first two Super Bowls.

“Domo” has been a friend, counselor, confidante, and father figure for countless athletes throughout his career. He has also used his desire and love for teaching to frequently address young people about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.

Upon retirement, Domenic remains with the Green Bay Packers as Athletic Trainer Emeritus and lends his experience to West DePere High School, where he previously taught and coached for 15 years. He will long be remembered for the compassion toward others and his dedication to the profession of athletic training. He has positively affected the lives of countless people and has served as an excellent role model of what an athletic trainer should be, both on and off the field of play.