Recap of First PAF Coaches Luncheon

Stockton, Calif. – The first PAF Coaches Luncheon occurred this past Tuesday, October 6 at Dave Wong’s restaurant on March Lane.

The luncheon featured 4 of our Pacific Tiger teams – Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Water Polo, and Field Hockey.

The program included a short Q&A with the present student-athletes followed by talks from our Pacific head coaches.  The next PAF Luncheon will take place on November 3 from 11:45am-1:00pm. The four teams that will be represented will be Men’s Basketball, Baseball, Men’s Soccer, and Women’s Soccer. The cost to attend is $25 and all proceeds will benefit the PAF Impact Fund. Please contact Mike Becker at (209) 946-2591 or by email at if you would like to attend.

Featured Coaches:

Ron Verlin – Men’s Basketball

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. Moving to the WCC in his first season as head coach, Verlin coached the Tigers to an 18-16 overall record. Pacific advanced to the Semi-Finals of the Tournament, winning three postseason games.


Mike Neu – Baseball

Mike Neu became the 17th head coach of Pacific Baseball on July 20, 2015. Neu spent the last four seasons at Cal as the Bears’ pitching coach. Neu will bring with him experience both as a standout collegiate and professional pitcher as well as coaching experience both as a head coach at Diablo Valley College and Cal. “I am happy to have Mike joining the Pacific family as the head of Pacific Baseball,” said Leland. “He has proven himself at every level as a player, a coach, and a recruiter. I am confident that Mike will push this program further in the right direction and shape it into the premier program in the WCC.”


Ryan Jorden – Men’s Soccer

In his first season at the helm, Jorden oversaw the development of League-leading scorer Tristan Blackmon who earned All-WCC Second Team honors and goalkeeper Josh Adachi who picked up honorable mention honors after he led the conference in saves per game, posting an average of 5.41. Midfielder Julio Cervantes also picked up honorable mention honors. Cervantes scored two goals while adding two assists in his sophomore campaign after joining the Tigers from Merritt College.


Keith Coleman – Women’s Soccer

Keith Coleman begins his 22nd season at the helm of the Pacific women’s soccer program in 2015-16. With a career record of 173-184-41, Coleman’s Tigers have finished their regular season with a .500 or better record in 15 of 21 years.


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