Verlin in 2015.
|Born||June 15, 1965|
|Alma mater||Stanislaus State ('91)|
Colorado State ('93)
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1983–1984||Del Oro HS (freshmen)|
|1984–1985||Placer HS (JV)|
|1989–1991||Columbia (CA) (asst.)|
|1991–1992||Colorado State (asst.)|
|1992–1994||Cal State Bakersfield (asst.)|
|1994–1998||Colorado State (asst.)|
|1998–2008||Utah State (asst.)|
|Head coaching record|
Donald Gene Verlin (born June 15, 1965) is an American college basketball coach who was the men's basketball head coach at the University of Idaho from 2008 to 2019. In June 2019, Verlin was fired for cause by the university administration following an investigation into NCAA violations. Verlin had been placed on administrative leave since late May 2019 due to the investigation; assistant coach Zac Claus will serve as interim coach for the 2019-2020 season. Previously, he was an assistant coach at Colorado State, Utah State, and Cal State Bakersfield.
Early life and education
Born in Roseville, California, Verlin graduated from Del Oro High School in Loomis, California in 1983. Verlin graduated from California State University, Stanislaus in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in physical education and Colorado State University in 1993 with a master's degree in education.
With his twin brother Ron, Don Verlin was freshman basketball co-head coach at Del Oro High for a season after graduating from high school before coaching junior varsity one season at Placer High School.
Verlin then coached from 1989 to 1991 at the junior college level, as an assistant at Columbia College in Sonora, California. Later, Verlin moved up to the NCAA as an assistant at Colorado State under Stew Morrill in the 1991–92 season. Then, from 1992 to 1994, Verlin was an assistant at Cal State Bakersfield under Pat Douglass for back-to-back NCAA Division II championship seasons.
In 1994, Verlin rejoined Colorado State, again under Stew Morrill, as an assistant and stayed for four seasons. Verlin followed Morrill to Utah State in 1998. In ten seasons with Utah State, Verlin helped Utah State reach eight postseason appearances and eight 20-plus win seasons.
Head coaching record
|Idaho Vandals (Western Athletic Conference) (2008–2014)|
|2010–11||Idaho||18–14||9–7||T–3rd||CIT First Round|
|2011–12||Idaho||19–14||9–5||3rd||CIT Second Round|
|Idaho (WAC):||97–96 (.503)||47–49 (.490)|
|Idaho Vandals (Big Sky Conference) (2014–present)|
|2015–16||Idaho||21–13||12–6||3rd||CBI First Round|
|2016–17||Idaho||19–14||12–6||T–3rd||CIT Second Round|
|Idaho (Big Sky):||80–80 (.500)||48–44 (.522)|
|Idaho:||177–176 (.501)||95–93 (.505)|
Postseason invitational champion
- Kyle Cajero (June 14, 2019). "Idaho fires men's basketball head coach Don Verlin". SBNation. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
- "Don Verlin". Idaho Vandals. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
- Modhorst, Todd (March 11, 2005). "Verlins share a bittersweet rivalry". Auburn Journal. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
- "Don Verlin". Utah State Aggies. 2007. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
- "Ron Verlin". University of the Pacific. 2015.