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Eric Reveno
Associate Head Coach

Eric Reveno

Associate Head Coach

Years at Georgia Tech 5th
Alma Mater Stanford, 1989
Hometown Stanford, Calif.
Eric Reveno

Biography

 

Eric Reveno, served 10 years as the head coach at the University of Portland, joined Josh Pastner’s men’s basketball staff at Georgia Tech as assistant coach on May 6, 2016. He was promoted to associate head coach on Nov. 1, 2019.

The former post player oversaw one of the Yellow Jackets’ great successes in 2016-17 in the development of 6-10 center Ben Lammers, who became a second-team All-ACC performer and the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year. He also helped develop another former reserve forward, Abdoulaye Gueye, into a significant contributor for the Yellow Jackets in his final two seasons, and helped transfer James Banks III develop into one of the ACC’s top defensive players, making the ACC’s All-Defensive team twice.

Reveno’s penchant for analytics has led the Jackets to adopt advanced new methods and technologies to help the team’s performance, such as the new Noah shot-tracking systems in the Zelnak Practice Facility and the McCamish Pavilion main floor.

 

At-A-Glance

Full Name:  Eric Wendell Reveno  |  Birthdate:  March 12, 1966 in Stanford, Calif.

Family:  Wife Amanda, children Katie and Andrew  |  Joined Tech Staff:  May 6, 2016

Education: Master’s degree in business administration from Stanford in 1995; bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford in 1989

Playing Experience: Four years of professional basketball in Japan (Japan Energy from 1989-93); played at Stanford from 1985-89 for coaches Tom Davis and Mike Montgomery, two-time team captain, 30-game starter as a senior; led Stanford to first NCAA Tournament in 47 years

Coaching Experience:  Assistant coach at Georgia Tech (2006-present); Head coach at Portland (2006-16); Assistant coach at Stanford (1997-2004), Associate Head Coach at Stanford (2004-06)

Honors/Accomplishments:  West Coast Conference Coach of the Year (2009); led Portland to four post-season appearances and its winningest three-year record in school history; coached 20 Portland players to all-West Coast Conference honors; his teams had a 100-percent graduation rate; at Stanford, coached four Pac-10 championship teams and one Final Four team, recruited and / or developed NBA post players Brook and Robin Lopez, Tim Young, Mark Madsen, Curtis Borchardt, Jason and Jarron Collins; Named a Top 25 Recruiter in the Nation by Rivals.com in 2006; At Tech, developed center Ben Lammers into an All-ACC-caliber player who now plays professionally in Spain, center James Banks III made the ACC All-Defensive team twice

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Assistant Coach Eric Reveno

FULL BIO

After serving 10 years as the head coach at the University of Portland, Eric Reveno joined Josh Pastner’s men’s basketball staff at Georgia Tech as assistant coach on May 6, 2016. He was promoted to associate head coach on Nov. 1, 2019.

The former post player oversaw one of the Yellow Jackets’ great successes in 2016-17 in the development of 6-10 center Ben Lammers, who became a second-team All-ACC performer and the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year. He also helped develop another former reserve forward, Abdoulaye Gueye, into a significant contributor for the Yellow Jackets in his final two seasons, and helped transfer James Banks III develop into one of the ACC’s top defensive players, making the ACC’s All-Defensive team twice.

Reveno’s penchant for analytics has led the Jackets to adopt advanced new methods and technologies to help the team’s performance, such as the new Noah shot-tracking systems in the Zelnak Practice Facility and the McCamish Pavilion main floor, along with other analytics and data-gathering methods. In addition to recruiting, player development, on-court coaching, scouting and game-planning, Reveno also handles budget management, staff organization and game scheduling for the program.

Reveno, 53, spent 10 years spearheading a rebuilding effort at Portland in which the Pilots played in four CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournaments (CIT) during his tenure and had a three-year span where the Pilots averaged 20 wins from 2008-10. Reveno was named the WCC Coach of the Year in 2009 after leading Portland to back-to-back third-place finishes in the league standings. The Pilots were also one of the best three-point shooting teams in the nation during Reveno’s term.

“Eric is a former head coach and understands how to run a program,” said head coach Josh Pastner. “He’s had a lot of responsibility behind the scenes here over the last three years, keeping us organized and moving in the right direction in so many areas. He’s also done a tremendous job on the court, developing our frontcourt players and in our scouting and game-planning. He is known as one of the great developers of big men in the country. He worked at Pete Newell’s Big Man Camp for seven years, and he was on the staff at Stanford during a time when they recruited and developed a number of tremendous big men and were highly successful. He’s got a tremendous IQ for the game of basketball and a high level of character.”

Twenty of Reveno’s Pilots were named to All-WCC teams, including eight first-team selections, and 16 of his graduates went on to play professionally. Off the court, the Pilots had 20 WCC All-Academic team selections under Reveno — the high water mark in the league during his tenure. The team boasted a 100 percent graduation rate and a near-perfect rating according to the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate.

“I have known Coach Pastner since he was a player at Arizona, and he has impressed at every stage of his career,” said Reveno. “His commitment and passion for helping each student-athlete become the best he can be and building a championship team is infectious. To be able to work with him, at one of the nation’s top academic institutions, competing in the best league in college basketball, is an opportunity of a lifetime.”

Voted one of the Top 25 Recruiters in the nation by rivals.com in 2006, Reveno has a track record of player development, and respects the role of the student-athlete. He built the foundation for future success through quality recruiting and an emphasis on development, both on the court and in the weight room.

Long recognized as a leader in the use of sports performance analysis technology, Reveno has spoken at multiple worldwide and national summits hosted by SportsTec, one of the foremost providers of video and technology solutions to the international sports community. His cutting edge approach to leveraging data and technology became a staple of the Pilot program in teaching, player development, and recruiting. As a result, Reveno was the lone representative from the United States asked to speak to an audience of performance professionals from some of the top sports leagues and organizations in the world. According to Dave Telep, ESPN.com Senior Recruiting Analyst, “Reveno is unofficially the most technologically advanced man we’ve met in college basketball.”

An imposing 6-foot, 8-inch figure, Reveno developed a passion for a disciplined style of play reminiscent of his formative coaching years as an assistant under legendary coach Mike Montgomery at Stanford. He also credits Dr. Tom Davis, the man who recruited and coached him at Stanford his first two years, and legendary coach Pete Newell as major influences on his coaching style. Reveno served as an assistant coach under Montgomery at Stanford for seven years before being promoted to associate head coach during the 2004-05 season alongside three-conference coach of the year Trent Johnson.

A post player for the Cardinal in the late 1980s under both Davis and Montgomery, Reveno helped coach his alma mater to seven 20-win seasons, three 30-win seasons, eight NCAA Tournament appearances, an NCAA Final Four in 1998, three years with a No. 1 national ranking and four Pacific-10 Conference Championships. He played in 116 games during his career at Stanford (1985-87, 89), including 30 games as a starter during his senior season. He was a two-time team captain and averaged 9.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per game as a senior, helping the Cardinal to a 26-7 record (15-3 mark in the Pac-10) and a No. 12 national ranking. The Cardinal advanced to the NCAA Tournament, Stanford’s first appearance in the tourney since 1942.

Reveno recruited and / or coached numerous outstanding frontline players for the Cardinal, including Brook Lopez, Robin Lopez, Mark Madsen, Jarron Collins, Jason Collins, Curtis Borchardt, Tim Young, Rob Little, Justin Davis and Matt Haryasz. He was also a prominent staff member at the nationally renowned Pete Newell Big Man Camp from 1998-2004. Seven players under Reveno’s tutelage at Stanford went on to play in the NBA.

After graduating from Stanford in 1989 with a degree in economics, he spent four years playing professional basketball in Japan. He returned to Stanford and obtained his masters degree in business administration in 1995. Prior to joining the Stanford coaching staff in 1997, he served as president for two years of Riekes Center in Menlo Park, a non-profit mentoring organization that works with athletes of all ages.

Reveno was born in Stanford, Calif. on March 12, 1966 and attended The Menlo School. He and his wife, Amanda, have two children: Katie (17) and Andrew (14).

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