Previously a highly successful assistant coach on the junior college circuit, Jeff Renegar is in his sixth season as assistant coach at UTSA and his 13th year of coaching overall. He assists with recruiting and scheduling in addition to on-the-floor coaching duties.
In his five years in the Alamo City under head coach Brooks Thompson, UTSA has registered the school’s first-ever NCAA postseason victory in any sport, captured one league championship, made two conference tournament title game appearances and recorded the most successful four-year stretch (76 wins) in two decades. Nine players have earned all-conference honors and two have been tabbed league freshman of the year (Melvin Johnson III, 2010; Jeromie Hill, 2011).
The 2010-11 season arguably was the most successful in 20 years, as UTSA captured the Southland Tournament Championship for the first time since 2004 and made the program’s fourth NCAA Tournament appearance. There the Roadrunners registered the first NCAA postseason victory in any sport in the department’s history with a 70-61 first-round victory over Alabama State during the First Four on March 16 in Dayton, Ohio. That outcome gave UTSA its first 20-win season in 19 years and was part of the 76-win stretch from the 2008-09 through 2011-12 campaigns.
The Roadrunners also have taken care of business in the classroom. UTSA has collected seven league all-academic certificates, including Southland Conference Student-Athlete of the Year honorees in Devin Gibson (2010, ’11) and Hill (2012).
Renegar came to UTSA from the College of Southern Idaho, where he was an assistant coach under Barret Peery for three seasons. During his time at CSI, the winningest program in NJCAA history, the Golden Eagles won 85 games, captured three conference titles and made a pair of trips to the NJCAA Tournament. Before coming to the Alamo City, Renegar was instrumental in signing Carrick Felix, who went on to play at Arizona State and was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 33rd pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
In 2007-08, CSI posted a 30-2 record, averaged 110.8 points per game, won the Scenic West Athletic Conference Championship, spent several weeks ranked No. 1 in the nation and advanced to the Region 18 Championship Game. The 2006-07 squad went 30-7 and advanced to the national semifinals, while the 2005-06 team — which included former UTSA all-conference forward Travis Gabbidon — recorded a 25-10 mark and another appearance at the national tournament, or “Hutch.”
Prior to Renegar’s tenure at CSI, he was an assistant coach for two seasons (2002-04) under Thompson at Yavapai College in Prescott, Ariz. The Roughriders posted a 55-14 record, won back-to-back Arizona Community College Athletic Conference and NJCAA Regional Tournament Championships and advanced to the NJCAA Tournament both seasons. In that staff’s first season, Yavapai went 28-7 and finished the campaign with a No. 11 national ranking. In 2003-04, the Roughriders registered a 27-7 record, a No. 17 final ranking, averaged 91.1 points per game (14th in the nation) and ranked 13th in the country in both field goal percentage (55.0) and 3-point field goal percentage (38.0).
Renegar coached 36 players at the JUCO level who went on to sign National Letters of Intent with NCAA Division I programs in conferences such as the ACC, A-10, Big Ten, SEC, Big 12, Pac-10, Conference USA, Mountain West, WAC, Sun Belt, West Coast, Big Sky, Big South, Summit League and Big West. Six of his former players moved on to the professional ranks, while four earned NJCAA All-America honors, including Gabbidon at CSI.
The last 10 teams for which he has been an assistant coach have compiled a combined 234-95 (.711) record and won seven conference championships.
A native of Tulsa, Okla., Renegar played college basketball for head coach Don Sumner at St. Gregory’s Junior College in Shawnee, Okla., and later finished his career at Southwest Kansas College in Winfield, Kan. He earned his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Adams State College in 2004.
Renegar married the former Victoria Salinas in May 2013.
The Jeff Renegar File Coaching Experience
· 2008-present: Assistant Coach, UTSA
· 2005-08: Assistant Coach, College of Southern Idaho
· 2002-04: Assistant Coach, Yavapai (Ariz.) College Playing Experience College
· 1997-98: Southwest Kansas College
· 1994-96: St. Gregory’s Junior College High school
· 1991-94: Bixby (Tulsa, Okla.) High School Education
· Earned bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies from Adams State College in 2004
· Graduated from Bixby High School in 1994Personal
· Wife: Victoria