Pacific won’t retain HC Ron Verlin, assistant

The University of the Pacific has announced in an official statement that it will not bring back head men’s basketball coach Ron Verlin and assistant Dwight Young.

“Head basketball coach Ron Verlin and assistant coach Dwight Young are leaving their jobs at Pacific, effective today,” AD Ted Leland said. “I thank Ron and Dwight for their service and wish them well.”

Verlin and Young were both suspended seven games into the 2015-16 season as the NCAA conducted an investigation into alleged academic misconduct by the basketball team. Assistant Mike Burns took over on an interim basis and Pacific finished the regular season at 8-20 (6-12 WCC).

Pacific also self-imposed a postseason ban on itself, meaning that the Tigers will not be participating in the West Coast Conference Tournament in Las Vegas this weekend.

Verlin leaves the program with a career record of 31-42 (10-26 WCC) and no trips to any national postseason tournaments. Pacific has not made the NCAA Tournament since 2013, its final season as a member of the Big West.

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