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DeCuire Enters Fifth SeasonMen's basketball coach Travis DeCuire re-ups for three more years
Griz Nation let out a collective sigh of relief this spring when Coach Travis DeCuire signed a new, three-year contract with UM Intercollegiate Athletics. The 1994 business marketing alumnus and Griz guard is the first UM coach to win three Big Sky regular-season titles with the Griz as he continues to rewrite Montana’s record books.
Under DeCuire’s leadership, the men’s basketball team went 26-9 this past season, winning the Big Sky Conference regular-season and tournament titles for the second straight year. DeCuire joined former Griz coaches Wayne Tinkle and Larry Krystkowiak as the only UM coaches to take the Griz to back-to-back NCAA appearances.
In DeCurie’s five years coaching the Griz, the team’s record is 109-58 overall and 71-21 in Big Sky play. During his tenure, Montana has played in four conference tournament championship games and won the last two. DeCuire was named Coach of the Year by the Big Sky Conference and the National Association of Basketball Coaches, District 6, in 2018.
He made league history by becoming the fastest coach ever to win 50 games, and his current Big Sky winning percentage ranks third in league history and is best among coaches with at least 40 wins.
The Montanan looks forward to more of DeCuire’s Grizzly grit this fall.