Ron Verlin is in his third year as head coach of the Pacific men's basketball team after taking over the position on March 26, 2013. In two seasons at the helm his Tigers have posted a 30-35 overall record and a 10-26 mark in the ultra-competative West Coast Conference. Moving to the WCC in his first season as head coach, Verlin coached the Tigers to an 18-16 overall record and a 6-12 mark in the conference. Pacific advanced to the Semi-Finals of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament, winning three postseason games.
Verlin has been a part of Pacific Basketball for over 20 years, including 19 as the assistant and associate head coach under former head coach Bob Thomason. He was with Coach Thomason for all five NCAA Tournament appearances and the program's seven Big West Conference titles. He helped Coach Thomason and the Tigers to 354 total wins, including 10 seasons with 20 or more wins.
As Associate Head Coach, Ron served as Recruiting Coordinator, recruiting student-athletes from the United States, Europe and Australia. Included among those recruits are 46 All-Big West Conference honorees, four league MVPs and four All-Americans. He also helped the Tigers focus their academic efforts and helped the team to its 96% graduation rate under Coach Thomason. He also worked with the defense and helped develop Pacific's post players. He has coaching experience at the high school, junior college and NCAA Division I levels. Using his fundraising skills with the Tigers, he co-founded and established the Pacific Basketball Century Club. The Century Club has raised nearly $1 million for the basketball program since its inception.
Ron came to Pacific from Columbia College where he spent the 1993-94 season as an assistant basketball coach, assistant athletic director and head golf coach. He spent 1991-93 at the University of Nevada as an assistant coach under Len Stevens and also spent two years (1989-91) at Sierra College in Rocklin as an assistant coach. In addition, Verlin served as associate head coach at Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento and Del Oro High School in Loomis.
Verlin has been involved in several summer camps throughout his career. From 1988 to 1992, Verlin was the coach of Cy's Guys basketball club from Sacramento, which finished each year in the top five at the Basketball Congress Invitational. Verlin is a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and has coached at the YES Clinics during the NCAA Final Four. He has been a guest speaker at Pete Newell's Big Man's Camp.
A Loomis, Calif. native, Ron attended Del Oro High School in Loomis, Calif. and is 1990 graduate of Sacramento State.
Ron's twin brother, Don, is the head coach at the University of Idaho. He and his wife, Barbie, live in Stockton. They have three children, sons Trenton and Nathan and daughter Kelsie.