University of the Pacific Vice President for External Relations and Athletics Ted Leland has announced the hiring of Ron Verlin as Men's Basketball Head Coach. Verlin becomes the 20th head coach in school history. Ron has been a part of Pacific Basketball as the Associate Head Coach for the last 19 years, under retiring head coach Bob Thomason. He has been 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.