NCAA hits former Pacific coach Ron Verlin with an eight-year show-cause penalty
Pacific is penalized after the NCAA found academic rules were broken
The NCAA has placed Pacific on two years probation, fined the school $5,000 and strongly criticized former coach Ron Verlin, who was fired in March 2016 after into his basketball program.
The investigation is now complete.
Pacific had previously self-imposed scholarship reductions and recruiting limits.
"We're happy that this process is done and that we can spend more time looking at the future," said Pacific athletic director Ted Leland. "The new penalties they added were required. We knew they would be added. We feel good that we don't have further penalties and that the self-imposed penalties were adequate to meet what the committee was looking for."
The NCAA determined that Verlin "failed to monitor the activities of his coaching staff and violated NCAA ethical conduct rules when he encouraged others to provide false information during the investigation" and added that he "failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance when he recruited academically ineligible prospects and disregarded NCAA ethical conduct standards to ensure they met transfer and academic eligibility requirements." Consequently, Verlin and former assistant Dwight Young were both hit with eight-year show-cause penalties. Former assistant Joe Ford received a seven-year show-cause penalty.
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