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July 4th, 2009
Former Texas standout guard named Bobcat assistant coach

SUBMITTED REPORT

Texas State head basketball coach Doug Davalos this week named former Texas standout guard Terrence Rencher an assistant coach for the 2009-10 season.

SUBMITTED PHOTORencher comes to Texas State after serving as a graduate assistant coach at Saint Louis under Rick Majerus in 2008-09. He also was the head coach and basketball program director for the boy’s varsity team at Regents School of Austin in 2007-08. In addition to his coaching duties, Rencher served as an academic mentor for the University of Texas men’s basketball team from 2006-08.

“I am excited to be at Texas State,” Rencher said. “I was always intrigued by the school when I played at Texas and always felt like it would be a great place to coach.”

He continued, “I have played or watched the sport since I was five years old. I have a passion to teach the players at the collegiate level because it is an impressionable and crucial time in their lives and I feel that I can relate because I have been there. I know the mentality about where they want to go and I feel that I can be an asset for them.”

Rencher is the all-time scoring leader at Texas, where he scored 2,306 points in his career and ranks sixth among the school’s career assists leaders with 440. A four-year starter at Texas, Rencher helped lead the Longhorns to three NCAA Tournament appearances, three Southwest Conference championships, one SWC Tournament title and a combined record of 83-44 from 1992-95.

“He was a tremendous player who maximized his talent and went on to play professionally in the NBA and overseas,” Davalos said. “That experience will have a great influence on our players.”

Following his collegiate career, Rencher was the No. 32 overall selection in the 1995 NBA Draft by the Washington Bullets and played one season in the NBA with Miami and Phoenix. He also played one season in the CBA before playing almost 10 years overseas in Israel, Italy, Croatia, Germany and Greece.

— FROM TEXAS STATE SPORTS INFORMATION/RICK POULTER

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