Allan Crabbe scored 24 of his career-high 33 points in the second half
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Four-year Golden Bear assistant elevated to new role on coaching staff
Travis DeCuire was elevated to associate head coach for the Golden Bears in July of 2012 after serving four years as an assistant coach. He begins his fifth season overall on the California coaching staff.
DeCuire has helped guide the Bears to 88 victories and a Pac-12 championship over the past four seasons. He has played an important role in the development of several all-conference standouts, including the 2010 Pac-10 Player of the Year Jerome Randle, the 2011 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year Allen Crabbe, and the 2012 Pac-12 Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year Jorge Gutierrez. The Bears have reached the postseason all four years with DeCuire on staff.
He previously spent five years as an assistant coach at Old Dominion, where he helped the Monarchs to a combined 117-53 record. The mark included 94 wins his last four years, most in school history over a four-year stretch. ODU reached the postseason each of those four years, advancing to the NCAA Tournament in both 2005 and 2007. In addition, the Monarchs reached the National Invitation Tournament semifinals in 2006 and the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational in 2008.
ODU's best overall record came in 2004-05 when the Monarch's finished 28-6 overall. They also won 24 games each of the next two seasons, posting marks of 24-10 in 2006 and 24-9 in '07.
A former star point guard at Montana, DeCuire has head coaching experience from stints at Sammamish High School and Green River Community College in Washington.
Prior to joining the staff at Old Dominion, he had two successful years as head coach at Green River Community College in Seattle. After taking over a last-place program in 2001-02, DeCuire guided the team to a conference championship and its first 20-win season in over 20 years, earning league Coach of the Year honors in 2003 to cap off his second season.
DeCuire earlier served as head coach at Sammamish High School in Bellevue, leading the school to two conference titles, a state tournament appearance and three consecutive trips to the district tournament.
As a player, DeCuire played point guard for Montana from 1991-94 and earned All-Big Sky honors his junior and senior years. In addition to being a two-time team MVP, he set the school's all-time assist record with 435 and the single-season mark with 199 assists in 1993-94.
With a strong commitment to community service, DeCuire founded and acted as president of the Fastbreak Basketball Association, an organization that assists in teaching life lessons and building self-esteem through basketball to more than 500 students in the Seattle-Tacoma area. In addition, he has extensive experience in counseling with the Echo Glen Children's Center in Snoqualmie, Wash., from 1996-98 and with the Ryther Children's Center in North Seattle from 1995-97.
DeCuire graduated from Montana in 1994 with a degree in business marketing. He and his wife, Sabrina, have two daughters; Brianna (20) and Tamia (2).