After working with head coach Dedrique Taylor at Arizona State for six seasons as the Sun Devils' director of basketball operations, Robert Spence enters his second season on Taylor's staff as a full-time assistant coach.
"We are very fortunate to have Coach Spence join us as he brings a great deal of experience from all areas of building a program," Taylor said. "He was very instrumental in helping Arizona State basketball sustain its success, working diligently behind the scenes developing great relationships with the players as well as the community. We are looking forward to him having the same impact in the Titan basketball program. His ability to relate to our players and help them navigate the ins and outs of college will prove to be of great value to our program. I feel very fortunate that he has joined ranks with us and will be an integral part building the Titan Basketball brand."
Spence spent seven seasons (2007-13) as part of the Arizona State men's basketball staff, joining the Sun Devils as the technology coordinator in 2006-07 before being promoted to the Director of Basketball Operations prior to the 2007-08 campaign, placed in charge of travel, budget, practice organization, academics, and scouting.
Prior to ASU, Spence was an assistant coach for one season (2005-06) at NCAA Division II University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and one year at Miami Dade College in Florida, where he oversaw out-of-state recruitment, team travel, and academics as well as his duties on the sidelines. The Sharks finished 25-7 in his only season. That followed one year as the head coach at Milford Academy, a prep school in New York.
Spence, a North Carolina native, earned his bachelors degree in business management with a concentration in accounting in 2004 from Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., where he was a four-year letter winner for the Quakers from 2000-04.