Rencher named Assistant Basketball Coach at Creighton

Terrence Rencher has been hired as an assistant coach for the Creighton men’s basketball program, head coach Greg McDermott announced. Rencher will start his new position and be on the bench this week when the Bluejays play in the 19th Annual Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational.

Rencher has spent the past 2 ½  seasons as an assistant coach at the University of San Diego, and has also previously spent time as an assistant at New Mexico, Texas State, Tulsa and Sam Houston State.

“I am excited to add Terrence to our coaching staff,” said McDermott. “His ability to connect with young people and his vast recruiting contacts, made him a perfect fit to fill this position. I look forward to welcoming him, his wife Faye, and daughters Siena and Savannah to the Creighton family.”

Before his work at USD, he was on the staff at the University of New Mexico where he was an assistant coach for two seasons under Craig Neal. In each of those two seasons the Lobos won 17 overall games and 10 conference contests.

Prior to his New Mexico post, he was on his second stint at Texas State in San Marcos, Texas. The Bronx native spent a total of four seasons in two separate stints as an assistant with the Bobcats. Rencher first coached at Texas State from 2009 to 2011 before rejoining as a member of Danny Kaspar’s staff in 2013. The Bobcats were one of the Sun Belt’s best defensive teams with Rencher on staff during the 2013-14 season.

He spent one season as an assistant at Tulsa University and Sam Houston State between his stints in San Marcos, Texas. While a member of the Golden Hurricane staff, Rencher coached Jordan Clarkson who has averaged 14.7 points per game during his six-year NBA career. His college coaching career began as a graduate assistant at Saint Louis under the late Rick Majerus during the 2008-09 season.

Rencher spent a decade playing basketball professionally from 1995 to 2006 in the NBA, CBA and in Europe. He spent the 1995-96 season with the Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns after being the 32nd overall selection of the 1995 NBA Draft. Rencher spent nine years playing in Europe following his 1996-97 season in the CBA. His professional career in Europe took him to Italy, Germany, Greece, Croatia and Israel. He garnered MVP awards in Italy and Germany while earning All-Star recognition in Germany, Italy, Israel and Croatia.

The 1991 Mr. Basketball in the state of New York is the Texas Longhorns’ all-time leading scorer (2,306 points) and career steals leader (255). Rencher also ranks sixth in assists in Longhorn history. He was named the 1992 Dick Vitale National Freshman of the Year and helped guide the Longhorns to a trio of NCAA Tournament appearances and conference championships.

Rencher is a 2007 graduate of the University of Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Education with a focus on youth and community studies. He and his wife, Faye, have two daughters Siena and Savannah.

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