Bob Thomason

Bob Thomason (born March 26, 1949)

Teams coached: Stanislaus State Warriors, Pacific Tigers
Stanislaus State record^: 52-27 (.658)
Pacific record: 437-321 (.577)
Overall record^: 489-348 (.584)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  5  (1997, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (1998)
  • CIT Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 2010)
  • CIT Appearances:  2  (2009, 2010)
  • Big West Regular Season Champion:  6  (1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010)
  • NCAC (Div II) Regular Season Champion:  1  (1987)
  • Big West Tournament Champion:  4  (1997, 2004, 2006, 2013)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  1  (1987)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1988-2013 Pacific
1985-1988 Stanislaus State
1981-1985 Columbia (CA)

Bob Thomason Facts

  • Robert Lesley Thomason, Jr.
  • Born March 26, 1949
  • Hometown: Concord, California
  • Alma Mater: Pacific University (BA, 1972 & MA, 1985)
  • After graduating from Clayton Valley HS (CA), Thomason played collegiately at Pacific under head coach Dick Edwards
    • Earned All-WCC honors and played in the 1971 NCAA Tournament as a senior
  • Started coaching right away, spending two years as an assistant at Stagg HS (CA)
  • Was a high school head coach for eight seasons – three at Escalon HS (CA) and five at Turlock HS (CA)
    • Won a California state title at Escalon in 1976, going 27-0 on the season
  • Joined the college ranks in 1981, taking over as head coach at Columbia College in Sonora, CA
    • Went 75-49 in four seasons and led the team to their first-ever conference title in 1985
  • Moved on to Cal State Stanislaus in 1985, leading the Warriors to a 52-27 record over three seasons
  • Returned to his alma mater in 1988, becoming the head coach of a Pacific Tigers that had won just 5 games the season prior
    • Coached at Pacific for 25 years, winning 437 games in the process and appearing in eight postseason tournaments
      • Retired in 2013 with the most wins in school history and the most wins of any Big West head coach
    • Earned Big West COY honors five times, won six regular season titles, four conference tournaments and led the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament five times
  • Along with his wife, Jerri, has two sons and several grandchildren

Bob Thomason Coaching Tree

 

^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division III levels

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