Terrence Rencher

Terrence Lamont Rencher (born February 19, 1973) is an American former professional basketball player. He was listed at 6'3" (1.90 m).

Terrence Rencher
Terrence Rencher in 2016.jpg
Rencher in 2016 at the Event Center Arena.
Creighton Bluejays
PositionAssistant coach
LeagueBig East Conference
Personal information
Born (1973-02-19) February 19, 1973 (age 47)
The Bronx, New York
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Raymond (The Bronx, New York)
CollegeTexas (1991–1995)
NBA draft1995 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall
Selected by the Washington Bullets
Playing career1995–2007
PositionPoint guard
Number15, 14
Coaching career2007–present
Career history
As player:
1995–1996Miami Heat
1996Phoenix Suns
1996–1997Grand Rapids Hoops
1997Florida Beach Dogs
1997-1998Bnei Herzliya
1999–2000Canturina Cantù
2000–2001KK Split
2001–2003Telekom Baskets Bonn
2003–2004Köln 99ers
2004Eurofiditalia Reggio Calabria
2004–2005Conad Rimini
2005–2006Bnei HaSharon
2006–2007Apollon Patras
As coach:
2007–2008Regents HS
2008–2009Saint Louis (GA)
2009–2011Texas State (assistant)
2011–2012Tulsa (assistant)
2012–2013Sam Houston State (assistant)
2013–2015Texas State (assistant)
2015–2017New Mexico (assistant)
2017–2019San Diego (assistant)
2019–presentCreighton (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points106 (2.9 ppg)
Rebounds44 (1.2 rpg)
Assists54 (1.5 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Rencher was a prep star at St. Raymond High School for Boys in the Bronx, New York, earning New York City MVP honors in his senior year. Rencher attended the University of Texas at Austin, being drawn to the high-paced tempo of play that coach Tom Penders employed. There he finished his career with 2,306 points (making him both the school's and Southwest Conference's all-time career scorer in men's basketball) and 440 assists.[1] He was selected by the Washington Bullets in the 1995 NBA draft,[2] but his draft rights were traded along with Rex Chapman to the Miami Heat, for the draft rights to Jeff Webster and Ed Stokes. He was traded midway through his rookie season (1995–96) with the Heat to the Phoenix Suns, in exchange for Tony Smith. Internationally, he played for Bnei Herzliya in Israel,[3] Pallacanestro Cantù, Basket Rimini and Viola Reggio Calabria in Italy,[4][5] KK Split in Croatia[3] and Telekom Baskets Bonn[6][7] and RheinEnergie Köln[8] in Germany, amongst others.

He moved back to the United States in 2006 and enrolled at UT for the 2007 spring semester. In addition to taking three semesters of classes and serving as a student mentor, Rencher also served as the basketball program director at the Regents School of Austin and coach of the boys' varsity team.

His college coaching career began as a graduate assistant at Saint Louis University under the late Rick Majerus during the 2008–09 season. In 2009–11 he worked as an assistant coach at Texas State University under Doug Davalos. In 2011–12 he worked as an assistant coach at the University of Tulsa under Doug Wojcik. In 2012–13 he worked as an assistant coach at Sam Houston State University under Jason Hooten. In 2013–15 he worked as an assistant coach at Texas State University under Danny Kaspar.

He was hired as an assistant coach at University of New Mexico in July 2015 to work under head coach Craig Neal. After two winning seasons, he accepted a new position as an assistant coach at University of San Diego in 2017. In his first year at University of San Diego, Rencher assisted the team in earning a 20-win 2017-2018 season, inclusive of a quarterfinals appearance in the CollegeInsider.com (CIT) Post-Season Tournament. In his second year, Rencher assisted first-time head coach Sam Scholl in improving the team to a 21-win 2018-2019 season, which included a semi-finals finish in the West Coast ConferenceTournament, as well as a National Invitational Tournament (NIT) appearance, the program's first in school history.


  1. ^ Terrence Rencher
  2. ^ "2014–15 Texas Basketball Fact Book" (PDF). texassports.com. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  3. ^ a b ULEB Cup profile[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Serie A stats
  5. ^ Lega Due stats
  6. ^ 2001/02 stats Archived July 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ 2002/03 stats Archived July 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ 2003/04 stats Archived July 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

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