CORVALLIS, Ore. – Eric Reveno, who has 25 years of college coaching experience, including 10 years as a head coach, will join the Oregon State men’s basketball program as an assistant head coach, Wayne Tinkle announced Tuesday.
“We are very excited to add Eric to our coaching staff,” Tinkle said. “He has an incredible knowledge of the game and a good reputation nationally and internationally as a coach and recruiter. When you try to replace a coach, you have to shoot for the stars and I feel like we got one with coach Reveno.
“He wants to be a huge help in practice, on the sidelines during matches, on the recruiting trails and in the community. We want to welcome his wife, Amanda, and their children, Katie and Andrew, to Beaver Nation.
Reveno, 56, began his coaching career at his alma mater, Stanford University, in 1997. He was promoted to associate head coach at Stanford in 2004, before becoming head coach at the University of Portland from 2006-16. He was named assistant coach at Georgia Tech University in 2016 and was promoted to associate head coach in 2019.
He received the NABC Guardians of the Game Award for Service in 2021, was named West Coach Conference Coach of the Year in 2009 and was named a Top 25 Recruiter in the Nation by Rivals.com in 2006.
“The Oregon State Beavers have such a proud history and I’m grateful to now try to do my part to help players become the best they can be and compete for championships at the Pac-12 Conference,” Reveno said. “It’s an exciting time for college athletics and the program, and I look forward to a very bright future with Oregon State.”
Reveno, who is based in Stanford, California, spent the last five seasons at Georgia Tech, working primarily with the mail players. He developed center Ben Lammers into a second-team All-ACC performer and a two-time ACC Defensive Player of the Year, James Banks III two-time ACC All-Defensive Team honors, and Moses Wright from and unannounced recruit for ACC Player of the Year.
In addition to recruiting, player development, on-field coaching, scouting and game planning, Reveno also handled budget management, personnel organization, match planning and coordinated the program’s international recruitment efforts.
During the summer of 2021, he served as assistant coach for the Czech Republic’s U18 team in European Challenger events.
Reveno spent 10 years as head coach in Portland and had a three-year period in which the pilots averaged 20 wins from 2008-10. He led them to four CollegeInsider.com tournaments (CIT) and was named WCC Coach of the Year in 2009 after leading Portland to back-to-back third places.
Twenty of Reveno’s pilots were named All-WCC teams, including eight first-team selections, and 16 of his graduates continued to play professionally. Off-track, the pilots had 20 WCC All-Academic selections, and his team boasted a 100 percent graduation rate and an almost perfect rating according to the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate (APR).
Reveno served as assistant coach under Mike Montgomery at Stanford for seven years before being promoted to assistant head coach in the 2004-05 season alongside this year’s three-conference coach Trent Johnson.
He helped lead Stanford to seven seasons with 20 wins, three seasons with 30 wins, eight NCAA tournaments, an NCAA Final Four in 1998, three years with a No. 1 national ranking and four Pacific-10 Conference Championships.
Reveno played in 116 games during his career at Stanford (1985-87, 89), including 30 games starting during his senior season. He was a two-time team captain and helped the Cardinal to a record of 26-7 (15-3 in Pac-10) and a No. 12 national ranking. The Cardinal advanced to the NCAA Tournament, Stanford’s first appearance in the tournament since 1942.
“This is a great hiring for the Wayne and Oregon State basketball program,” said former Montana, Stanford and California head coach Mike Montgomery. “He’s very thorough, smart, and hard-working. He lived in Portland for a number of years and knows the West Coast as well as anyone. Reefs are the best and fit well in Oregon State.”
Reveno took his bachelor’s degree from Stanford in economics in 1989 and spent the next four years playing professional basketball in Japan. He returned to Stanford and earned a master’s degree in business administration in 1995.
Prior to joining Stanford’s coaching staff in 1997, he served as president of the Riekes Center in Menlo Park, a nonprofit mentoring organization that works with athletes of all ages for two years.
Reveno was born on March 12, 1966 in Stanford, California. He and his wife, Amanda, have two children, Katie and Andrew.
This appointment is conditional on Reveno satisfactorily conducting the usual background checks required by the University.
ERIC REVENO FILE
Born: March 12, 1966 (Stanford, California)
Family: wife – Amanda; daughter – Katie; son – Andrew
Bachelor’s degree, Economics, Stanford, 1989
Master’s degree, Business Administration, 1995
2019-22 – Georgia Tech University, Associate Head Coach
2016-19 – Georgia Tech University, assistant coach
2006-16 – University of Portland, head coach
2004-06 – Stanford University, Associate Head Coach
1997-2004 – Stanford University, assistant coach
1985-89 – Stanford University
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