Greg Grensing is in his sixth season as assistant coach at UNLV.
Grensing was hired at UNLV in 2005 after spending 11 seasons on the Creighton University men's basketball coaching staff, including the 2004-05 season as the associate head coach.
During his time at Creighton, Grensing worked for head coach Dana Altman, which was a partnership that dated back to 1986-87 when they started three seasons of work as assistant coaches under UNLV head coach Lon Kruger at Kansas State University.
When Kruger left KSU, Grensing remained in Manhattan, Kan., as a member of Altman's staff and was with him for 15 years at KSU and Creighton.
Grensing has coached in a total of 14 NCAA Tournaments, six while at Creighton and three with the Runnin' Rebels. As the recruiting coordinator at Creighton, he brought in talented basketball players as well as talented students. The Bluejays played in the postseason in each of his last eight years (six NCAA Tournaments) there and had an Academic All-District selection in seven of those eight seasons. Two of his more notable recruits to Creighton are current NBA player Kyle Korver (currently with the Chicago Bulls) and former NBA player Rodney Buford (New Jersey Nets).
The 53-year-old native of Council Grove, Kan., graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and began his coaching career with a two-year stint as a graduate assistant at his alma mater.
In 1981, after receiving his master's degree in physical education from Southwest Texas State, Grensing spent one season as an assistant at Laredo (Texas) Junior College, then two years as an assistant at Idaho State University from 1982-84.
Following the 1983-84 season, Grensing joined Kruger's staff at Pan American University in Edinburg, Texas. After serving two years at Pan American, Kruger was named head coach at Kansas State and hired Grensing as an assistant for the Wildcats.
Grensing started his collegiate playing career as a guard at Independence (Kan.) Community College, helping the Pirates to a 62-6 record and the 1977 national title as the team's sixth man.
Following the 1977 season, Grensing transferred to Southwest Texas State and led the Bobcats to a 49-13 record in two seasons, including a third-place finish in the 1979 NAIA national tournament.
Grensing is married to the former Michelle Taylor, and the couple has two daughters, Aubrey (15) and Gentry (13), and one son, Tryce, who will be four years old in January. Grensing also has a 37-year-old stepson, Justin Nielson.