Don Verlin

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Don Verlin
Don Verlin in 2015.jpg
Verlin in 2015.
Sport(s) Men's basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Idaho
Conference Big Sky
Record 172–149 (.536)
Biographical details
Born (1965-06-15) June 15, 1965 (age 53)
Roseville, California
Alma mater California State University, Stanislaus ('91)
Colorado State University ('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.)
2008–present Idaho
Head coaching record
Overall 172–149 (.536)

Donald Gene Verlin (born June 15, 1965) is an American college basketball coach who is currently men's basketball head coach at the University of Idaho. 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.[1]

Coaching career

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.[2]

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.[1] 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.[1]

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.[3]

Personal life

Don Verlin is married and has two children,[1] and his twin brother Ron is also a college basketball coach, most recently at the University of the Pacific.[4]

Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Idaho Vandals (Western Athletic Conference) (2008–2014)
2008–09 Idaho 17–16 9–7 T–3rd CIT Quarterfinals
2009–10 Idaho 15–16 6–10 T–6th
2010–11 Idaho 18–14 9–7 T–3rd CIT First Round
2011–12 Idaho 19–14 9–5 3rd CIT Second Round
2012–13 Idaho 12–18 7–11 6th
2013–14 Idaho 16–18 7–9 T–5th  
Idaho (WAC): 97–96 (.503) 47–49 (.490)
Idaho Vandals (Big Sky Conference) (2014–present)
2014–15 Idaho 13–17 8–10 T–7th
2015–16 Idaho 21–13 12–6 3rd CBI First Round
2016–17 Idaho 19–14 12–6 T–3rd CIT Second Round
2017–18 Idaho 22–9 14–4 2nd
Idaho (Big Sky): 75–53 (.586) 46–26 (.639)
Idaho: 172–149 (.536) 93–75 (.554)
Total: 172–149 (.536)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ a b c d "Don Verlin". Idaho Vandals. Retrieved November 11, 2017. 
  2. ^ Modhorst, Todd (March 11, 2005). "Verlins share a bittersweet rivalry". Auburn Journal. Retrieved November 29, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Don Verlin". Utah State Aggies. 2007. Retrieved November 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Ron Verlin". University of the Pacific. 2015. 

External links

  • Idaho biography of Verlin
  • Utah State biography
  • Sports - coaching record - Don Verlin
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