Jeremy Crouch begins his first full season on the Bradley Basketball coaching staff as the Director of Basketball Operations after joining the Braves midway through the 2009-10 season in an interim capacity. One of the top shooters in Bradley Basketball history, Crouch oversees the staff's video editing operations, while coordinating team travel and facility scheduling.
A local product from nearby Pekin, Ill., Crouch was a four-year letterman for the Braves from 2004-08, setting school records for 3-point field goals made in a career (262), 3-point field goals made in a season (118) and single-season 3-point field goal percentage (.500). In fact, by knocking down 83-of-166 shots from behind the arc during his junior season in 2006-07, Crouch shared the national lead to become the fourth player in program history to lead the nation in a statistical category.
Crouch was a first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference selection as a senior in 2008 after enjoying one of the best all-around statistical seasons in league history: in addition to averaging 15.8 points per game, he became just the fifth player in Valley history to score at least 600 points (600), grab 100 rebounds (138), dish out 100 assists (122) and snare 50 steals (57) in a single season. He also was picked the 2008 CollegeInsider.com MVC Most Valuable Player and added first-team Valley Scholar-Athlete honors to his list of awards.
By averaging 11.4 points during his career, Crouch is 19th on Bradley's all-time scoring list with 1,306 points. He was selected the team Most Valuable Player in 2008 and the squad's Most Improved Player in 2007. His play also helped the Braves reach three consecutive postseason tournaments: the Sweet 16 of the 2006 NCAA Tournament, the second round of the 2007 NIT and the championship round of the inaugural College Basketball Invitational in 2008. The Braves won at least 21 games in each of those three seasons.
After earning his bachelor's degree in history from Bradley in 2008, Crouch played professionally in Germany's top division, the Bundesliga, during the 2008-09 season before chronic ankle injuries cut short his playing career.
Crouch is married to the former Amanda Cash and the couple is expecting their first child in October.