The transformation of the University of Idaho basketball programs

The transformation of the University of Idaho men’s and women’s basketball programs is well underway.
Last Monday, Athletic Director Rob Spear introduced the new men’s basketball head coach Don Verlin. Verlin comes from Utah State where he was serving as the assistant coach. He ran the offense for the Aggies and for the last 9 seasons, the Aggies have had a winning record and post-season appearances.

Verlin has yet to coach a team that had a losing record. Continue reading “The transformation of the University of Idaho basketball programs”

UI Men’s Baskeball Coach George Pfeifer Fired

University of Idaho Men’s Basketball Coach was fired today after two years of leading the helm. It is tough to see an alum and a nice person go, but changes had to be made.
As the search goes on, it will be interesting to see who is interviewed and who is hired.

According to the Idaho Statesman, alum Dan Monson is not interested. But several names are being mentioned.

mong the names that might crop up for the job: Don Verlin (Utah State assistant), Gib Arnold (USC assistant), Ray Giacolleti (Gonzaga assistant) and Leon Rice (Gonzaga assistant).

One name that is not being mentioned in this group is Jeff Hironaka of Seattle Pacific. He is a recruiting fiend and knows the Northwest and he is a native of Weiser, Idaho. He has done a tremendous job at Seattle Pacific and I think deserves a shot at being the next coach at Idaho.

Let’s get a good coach in and bring this program back.