Report: Treloar to interview at SMU
The Dallas Morning News reported this morning that Indiana associate
head coach John Treloar is one of four candidates being interviewed today for
the open coaching job at Southern Methodist University.
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Here is the main text of John Treloar's bio from the official IU site:
A veteran head coach and general manager in the CBA, where his teams advanced
to the playoffs seven out of eight years, Treloar arrived in Bloomington in
1997. He had spent the previous six seasons as a head coach with the Chicago
Rockers, Wichita Falls Texans and Connecticut Pride. During his CBA career,
Treloar competed against current NBA head coaches
George Karl (Milwaukee), Terry Stotts (Atlanta) and Eric Musselman (Golden
State). While in the CBA, Treloar earned a reputation for making championship
runs late in the season, as evidenced by his playoff winning percentage of over
50 percent. His 22 playoff wins rank among the top 10 in CBA history.
His late-season run ability was not more evident than during the 1990-91
season as the head coach of the Wichita Falls Texans. His assistant coach on
that staff was current Hoosier head coach Mike Davis. After struggling to a
16-22 record, Treloar’s club won 16 of its final 18 contests to finish with a
32-24 overall record. In the conference playoffs, the Texans upset both division
champions - Tulsa (3 games to 1) and Albany (4-2). The Texans then edged Quad
Cities 4-3, in a dramatic finals.
Treloar became just the second coach in league history to win a CBA
Championship in his first season as head coach. The turnaround helped him finish
second to Albany’s George Karl (currently head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks) in
the 1991 CBA Coach-of-the-Year balloting.
After winning the 1991 CBA title, Treloar worked in a dual role as Wichita
Falls’ head coach and general manager during the 1991-92 campaign. That team
posted a 28-28 overall record and finished second in the Southern Division
before losing in the second round of the playoffs to Rapid City, S.D.
In 1992-93, he guided the Texans to a franchise-best 34-22 record and its
first-ever Western Division title. The club finished the year with a 21-7
During the 1993-94 season, Treloar guided the Texans to a second-place finish
in the Western Division and his club featured two of the league’s top performers
in guard Stephen Bardo and first-team all-CBA selection Henry James. Prior to
his successful career in the Continental Basketball Association, where he had
also served as a general manager for the Wichita Falls Texans (1988-89) and
Mississippi Jets (1987-88), Treloar was the head coach of the Olympic Sports
Club in Bremerhaven, Germany, from 1982-86. The following year, he served as the
head coach of the Steiner Optik Club in Bayreuth, Germany.
Treloar’s international experience also includes a stint with a professional
team in Venezuela in 1997. He joined the team at midseason and went on to guide
the club to the league championship finals.
Treloar’s coaching career began at the University of Alabama where he served
as academic counselor and graduate assistant for two seasons (1980-82).
A native of Clinton, Miss., Treloar earned a master’s degree in behavioral
studies from the University of Alabama and was awarded a bachelor’s degree in
business administration from Belhaven College in 1978.