Football Coach Bill Gentry - Biography 2

Bill Gentry & His "Prized" 1963 State Championship Watch

Albuquerque sportswriter Phill Casaus interviewed Coach Gentry in November 1985, just prior to a New Mexico state football playoff game featuring his Highland Hornets.

As the story documents, Bill always wore the personalized Universal Geneve watch presented to him by his 1963 championship team:

"But hidden under his ever-present blue windbreaker, Gentry wears a ticking memento of hope on his left wrist -- a 10-karat-gold reminder of what can happen in the Class AAAA playoffs."