Terrence Rencher hired as assistant coach /Lance LaVetter named Dir. of Basketball Ops
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.
"Terrence will be an excellent addition to our staff," said head coach Lamont Smith. "Terrence is a high energy, experienced coach and recruiter. His integrity and passion align well with the core values of our program. His experience as a former college & NBA player will pay huge dividends with our players and program."
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 spent his rookie season with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014-15. 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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