Stockton, CA (Sports Network) - Pacific didn't look far to tab its next men's
head basketball coach, hiring Ron Verlin as Bob Thomason's replacement on
Verlin was the associate head coach for the last 19 years at Pacific under
Thomason, who announced last May this past season would be his last.
"Ron will be able to continue coach Thomason's remarkable legacy while also
bringing his own great ideas and style to our program," Pacific president
Pamela A. Eibeck said.
With Verlin by his Thomason's side, Pacific reached the NCAA Tournament five
times, won seven Big West Conference titles and earned 354 wins.
"I am very proud of the history and tradition of Pacific Basketball and feel
very fortunate to have worked for and learned from coach Bob Thomason over the
past 19 years," Verlin said. "Coach Thomason has been a great friend and
mentor. I am proud to be a Tiger and excited to continue my career at
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