Pacific Tigers basketball

Pacific Tigers basketball history

University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA)
Alex G. Spanos Center
West Coast Conference (WCC)

Current head coach: Leonard Perry (2021-)

  • Asst: Josh Newman (2021-)
  • Asst: Justin Brown (2021-)
  • Asst: Jason Levy (2021-)
  • DBO: Anthony Rini (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  3  (1966, 1967, 1971)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  9  (1966, 1967, 1971, 1979, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  4-10
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (1998)
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-1
  • CIT Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 2010)
  • CIT Appearances:  3  (2009, 2010, 2014)
  • CIT Overall Record:  8-3
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1951)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  0-1

Conference Titles (Far West, CCAA, CBA, PCAA/Big West, WCC):

Award Winners:




Pacific head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Leonard Perry 2021-Pres 8-22 0 0 0
Damon Stoudamire 2016-21 71-77 0 0 0
Mike Burns (int.) 2015-16 7-13 0 0 0
Ron Verlin 2013-15 31-42 0 0 0
Bob Thomason 1988-2013 437-321 6 5 0
Denis Willens (int.) 1988 0-12 0 0 0
Tom O’Neill 1982-88 51-110 0 0 0
Dick Fichtner 1979-82 36-49 0 0 0
Stan Morrison 1972-79 100-88 1 1 0
Dick Edwards 1963-72 168-72 3 3 0
Van Sweet 1952-63 94-186 0 0 0
Chris Kjeldsen 1942-52 125-107 1^ 1^ 0
Ralph Francis 1936-42 46-74 0 0 0
Larry Apitz 1933-36 29-25 1^
Erwin “Swede” Righter 1921-33 88-75 2^
Ken Lily 1920-21 5-2
George Sperry 1916-20 5-21
Frank Reaves 1915-16 1-4
Bill Fletcher 1914-15 4-4
Walter Case 1913-14 7-3
Charles Sheldon 1912-13 8-4
James Trevarrow 1911-12 5-1
Bob Atkinson 1910-11 3-2

Key: Conf. Titles= Regular Season only, NCAA Apps= NCAA Tournament Appearances, Nat. Champ= NCAA Tournament Champions


^ These conference titles came when the Pacific program was at the NAIA level; Pacific moved up to Division I prior to the 1953-54 season

NOTE: Overall program records on this page do not include anything later vacated by the NCAA.