Tarrance Crump begins his fourth season on staff.
The 2015-16 season marked his first season as a full-time Division I assistant coach after serving as the Assistant Director of Operations at California during the 2014-15 campaign. While at Cal, Crump was involved in many facets of the Bears’ program. He was responsible for film breakdown following games, assisted with scouting reports, served as the staff liaison to the academic advisor, managed basketball camps, and organized community service events for the student-athletes.
The native of Chicago, Illinois, handled many of the same duties during one season as an intern on staff at Tennessee. Crump was on staff during the 2013-14 season in which the Volunteers advanced to the NCAA tournament and won a school-record three games en route to a Sweet 16 appearance.
Crump was the head boy’s basketball coach at Vine Middle School during the 2012-2013 season and the head women’s basketball coach at North Lawndale College Prep in 2011-2012 where his team won 20 games, while also achieving the highest team grade point average in school history.
As a player, Crump spent his final two collegiate seasons at Purdue under Head Coach Matt Painter. Crump played in 67 games, while making 15 starts, averaging 5.0 points per game. The team won 47 games during his two seasons and advanced to the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament each season.
Crump is married to the former Tave’ Johnson.