Just under three months after suspending head coach Ron Verlin and assistant coach Dwight Young in relation to an ongoing NCAA investigation, Pacific announced Thursday that neither will be returning to the program.
This was supposed to be Verlin’s third season at the West Coast Conference school, but he led the Tigers in just seven games before the school made the move to suspend both he and Young indefinitely. Assistant coach Mike Burns led the team in an interim role from that point forward.
The investigation into allegations of academic wrongdoing began in early October, with the school making the move to discipline Verlin and Young two months later. Also the school also self-imposed a postseason ban for this season, so Pacific will not be competing in this weekend’s WCC tournament in Las Vegas.