Originally Published: May 11, 2011 9:29 AM CDT
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TULSA, Okla.—The University of Tulsa announced another addition to the men’s basketball coaching staff with the hiring of assistant Terrence Rencher.
Tulsa announced the hiring Tuesday and Rencher joins the Golden Hurricane squad from Texas State. Rencher played basketball at the University of Texas where he was a four year starter and set the career scoring record with 2,306 points in his career before being drafted by the Washington Bullets in 1995.
"I'm looking forward to this opportunity at The University of Tulsa," Rencher said. "It's bittersweet emotionally. I'm excited about the possibilities that lie ahead at Tulsa, but at the same time it's hard to leave the people that you've grown to care about?.. My family and I are really excited about coming to Tulsa and helping the program reach that next phase. "
Golden Hurricane head coach Doug Wojcik said Tuesday that Rencher will replace Andy Kohut, who was the director of basketball operations for four seasons before he became a full-time assistant coach two years ago.
Rencher has spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Texas State where he helped the Bobcats to 31 overall wins.
"I first met Terrence while we both were recruiting and was incredibly impressed with him. He brings a lot to the table for our basketball program. He was a great player who played professional basketball for many years and is making the sacrifice to become a coach," Wojcik said.
"I know the history and tradition of The University of Tulsa's basketball program. I'm honored and flattered that I have a chance to be a part of it. I'm really impressed with Coach Wojcik's demeanor and direction of TU basketball. I am grateful he feels that I'm capable of helping him continue to build the Tulsa program," Rencher said.
After his playing career at Texas, Rencher played one season in the NBA and then went on to play in the CBA in Europe for three seasons.
“Terrance has a wealth of experience -- having been a highly-recruited player, making a college decision, having an exceptional college career, the excitement of being an NBA draft pick, playing in the NBA and then transitioning to playing in Europe. All of those are wonderful experiences that he will bring to our basketball program. He will be a tremendous role model for all of our players and a great teacher and sounding board particularly for our perimeter players," said Wojcik.
Rencher came to Texas State after serving as a graduate assistant coach at Saint Louis under Rick Majerus from 2008-09.