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July 6th, 2009
Rencher joins Texas State as hoops assistant

STAFF REPORT

Terrence Rencher, the all-time basketball scoring leader at the University of Texas, is coming to Texas State as a men’s basketball assistant coach.

“Terrence is a great addition to our new staff,” Texas State head coach Doug Davalos said. “He is a very driven person who has come highly recommended by people I know and respect in this business.”

Rencher served last year as a graduate assistant coach at Saint Louis under Rick Majerus. 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. I am just thankful that coach Davalos was confident in me and felt that I can help the program.”

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

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