|Position:||Assistant Director of Operations|
Tarrance Crump Jr. begins his first season on Cuonzo Martin’s staff at California, serving as the Assistant Director of Men’s Basketball Operations.
A native of Chicago, Ill., Crump was a member of Martin’s staff at Tennessee during the 2013-14 season, where he worked with all aspects of the program. The Volunteers excelled on and off the court in his lone season on the staff, advancing to the NCAA Sweet 16 this past March while recording the highest team grade point average for a semester in school history in the fall of 2013. Working as a liaison with the academic counselor, while also assisting with scouting reports and film editing, Crump played a variety of roles within the program.
Prior to joining the Tennessee staff, Crump enjoyed successful stints as the Head Boy’s Basketball Coach at Vine Middle School in Knoxville, Tenn. (2012-13) and as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at North Lawndale College Prep in Chicago, Ill. (2011-12). He also has experience with Exclusive Sports Group based in Indianapolis, Ind., handling the sales and marketing roles of more than 50 professional athletes.
Crump played his freshman season (2003-04) at Carl Albert State College in Poteau, Okla., and sophomore campaign (2004-05) at Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Crump spent his final two collegiate seasons at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.
He played in 67 games with 15 starts in two seasons at Purdue, where he first met Martin, then an assistant coach with the Boilermakers. Crump averaged 5.0 ppg. on a Purdue squad that combined to win 47 games in 2006-07 and 2007-08 and reached the Round of 32 of the NCAA Tournament each year. The guard recorded the game-winning shot for the Boilermakers with 1.8 seconds remaining against No. 25 Virginia during his junior season.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Supervision degree from Purdue in 2008.
Crump is married to the former Tave’ Johnson. The couple lives in Emeryville, Calif.