Heading into the 2020-21 season, Rod Barnes has rounded out the CSU Bakersfield men’s basketball coaching staff with the addition of Chris Crevelone as an assistant coach. A former collegiate basketball player with over ten years of coaching experience, Crevelone brings a wealth of knowledge to the Roadrunners.
“I am very excited to be adding Coach Crevelone to our staff,” said Barnes, CSUB’s tenth-year Head Coach. “I am confident that he is the right guy to help our program continue heading in the right direction. His basketball knowledge and experience were a big part of helping to grow the men’s basketball program at Grand Canyon and I know he will make a big impact here as well.”
Before coming to Bakersfield, Crevelone served seven seasons as an assistant coach at CSUB’s Western Athletic Conference foe Grand Canyon University. His efforts helped lead the Lopes to 20 or more wins in four of the last five seasons and a 104-59 (.638) overall record over that span.
In his time with GCU, Crevelone played an integral part of the program’s recruiting efforts. Additionally, he assisted a staff that led the Lopes to finish in the top three of the Western Athletic Conference in each of its Division I seasons and a pair of appearances in WAC Tournament championship games in 2018 and 2019.
“Words cannot express how excited I am to join Coach Barnes’ staff and the CSUB family,” Crevelone said. “Having coached on the opposite side of the floor from Coach Barnes for the past seven seasons, I have seen firsthand how he built his program and that he coaches the right way. I am thrilled to join this staff that will take CSUB into the Big West era.”
Prior to GCU, Crevelone served four seasons on the men’s basketball staff at Texas. In his final two seasons, he oversaw all video operations for the men’s basketball program.
In his role as video coordinator, Crevelone assisted Head Coach Rick Barnes with opponent scouting reports and video edits and was responsible for team video self-analysis and breakdown.
Crevelone worked with six NBA Draft picks during his four seasons in Texas, including five first-round selections and one lottery pick: 2011 – Tristan Thompson (4), Jordan Hamilton (26), Cory Joseph (29); 2010 – Avery Bradley (19), Damion James (24), Dexter Pittman (32).
A Tucson, Ariz. native, Crevelone played basketball and golf at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt. for two seasons before playing basketball for Adams State.
Barnes, his coaching staff, and the `Runner squad are preparing for the upcoming season. The `Runners excitedly await their first league slate as members of the Big West Conference, which is set to kick off just before the New Year. Stay alert for updated information on the start of the 2020-21 CSUB men’s basketball season.