Pacific Tigers

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Pacific Tigers
Pacific Tigers logo.svg
University University of the Pacific
Conference West Coast Conference
NCAA Division I
Athletic directorJanet Lucas [1]
Location Stockton, California
Varsity teams17
Basketball arena Alex G. Spanos Center
Baseball stadium Klein Family Field
Soccer stadiumKnoles Field
Nickname Tigers
Fight songThe Tiger Fight Song "Hungry Tigers"
ColorsBlack and Orange [2]
         
Website www.pacifictigers.com
Pacific Tigers wordmark.svg

The Pacific Tigers represent the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, in intercollegiate athletics. The Tigers compete in NCAA Division I, and are currently in their second stint as members of the West Coast Conference (WCC).

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Conference history

Pacific was one of the founding members of the West Coast Conference (originally the California Basketball Association and later the West Coast Athletic Conference) in 1952, but became a charter member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association, now known as the Big West Conference, for football only in 1969 and moved the rest of its sports to the PCAA in 1971. The Tigers remained in the Big West until returning to the WCC on July 1, 2013. [3]

Sports sponsored

Men's sportsWomen's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Beach volleyball
GolfCross country
SoccerField hockey
Swimming and divingSoccer
TennisSoftball
Water poloSwimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor

Programs history

Pacific women's volleyball captured the only two NCAA national championships in school history in back-to-back seasons in 1985 and 1986. Under legendary head coaches Taras Liskevych and John Dunning, the Pacific women's volleyball program qualified for 24 consecutive NCAA Tournaments from 1981 to 2004 and advanced to 18 regionals and 7 final fours during that period. [4]

The Pacific Tigers men's basketball program made five NCAA Tournament appearances under head coach Bob Thomason (1997, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2013). Thomason became the winningest head coach in Big West Conference men's basketball history when he collected his 206th career league victory on February 14, 2009, surpassing the conference win total of former LBSU and UNLV head coach Jerry Tarkanian. [5] Pacific also achieved a 16-game winning streak three times under Thomason.

The Pacific men's water polo program was ranked No. 1 in the nation throughout much of the 2013 season and battled the five-time defending champion USC Trojans for the NCAA title in an overtime thriller on December 8, 2013, eventually falling by a score of 12-11 in double overtime. Under the direction of head coach James Graham, the Tigers (23-5) joined Pacific women's volleyball as the only Tigers' program to earn a number one ranking, advance to the Final Four of their sport, and play in the NCAA Championship Game. [6]

At the end of the 1995 season, Pacific ended its football program after 77 years of competition. [7] [8]

Pacific's softball team has appeared in one Women's College World Series in 1983. [9]

On November 12, 2012, it was announced that Pacific would add three new sports teams to its roster - a men's soccer team, a women's track and field team and a women's beach volleyball team. The two women's sports began play in 2013, and the men's soccer team began play in 2014. [10] [11] The most recent change in sports sponsorship was the dropping of men's volleyball at the end of the 2014 season (2013–14 school year). [12]

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Pacific Tigers mens basketball

The Pacific Tigers men's basketball team represents the University of the Pacific. They are an NCAA Division I member, part of the West Coast Conference. The team is based in Stockton, California. They play their home games at the Alex G. Spanos Center and are led by head coach Damon Stoudamire.

2012–13 Pacific Tigers mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2012–13 Pacific Tigers men's basketball team represented the University of the Pacific during the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Tigers, led by 25th year head coach Bob Thomason, played their home games at Alex G. Spanos Center and were members of the Big West Conference. They finished the season 22–13, 13–5 in Big West play to finish in second place. They were champions of the Big West Tournament, winning the championship game over UC Irvine, to earn an automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Tournament where they lost in the first round to Miami (FL).

Pacific Tigers womens basketball

The Pacific Tigers women's basketball team is an NCAA Division I member that represents the University of the Pacific part of the West Coast Conference. The team is based in Stockton, California. They play their home games at the Alex G. Spanos Center.

2013–14 Pacific Tigers mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2013–14 Pacific Tigers men's basketball team represented the University of the Pacific during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They play their home games at the Alex G. Spanos Center. This was season of new beginnings for the Tigers. Gone after 25 seasons was long-time head coach Bob Thomason. The new head coach of the Tigers was former assistant Ron Verlin. Verlin arrived with much experience. Verlin had been the associate head coach for the Tigers for 19 seasons under Thomason. Verlin becomes the 20th head coach in the history of Tiger basketball.

Lisa Mispley Fortier is an American basketball coach, currently the head coach of the women's basketball team at Gonzaga University.

2014–15 Pacific Tigers womens basketball team Intercollegiate basketball season

The 2014–15 Pacific Tigers women's basketball team will represent the University of the Pacific during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Tigers come off of a season of new beginnings after they rejoined the West Coast Conference. Despite the new conference, the Tigers placed third in the WCC and made the WNIT for the third consecutive season. The Tigers were led by ninth year head coach Lynne Roberts and play their home games in the Alex G. Spanos Center. They finished the season 21–10, 13–5 in WCC play to finish in a tie for third place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the 2015 West Coast Conference Women's Basketball Tournament to San Francisco. They were invited to the Women's National Invitation Tournament where they lost to Sacramento State in the first round.

2015–16 Pacific Tigers womens basketball team Intercollegiate basketball season

The 2015–16 Pacific Tigers women's basketball team will represent the University of the Pacific during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Tigers are led by first year head coach Bradley Davis. They play their home games at Alex G. Spanos Center and were members of the West Coast Conference. They finished the season 13–17, 6–12 in WCC play to finish in a tie for seventh place. They lost in the first round of the WCC Women's Tournament to Pepperdine.

2016–17 Pacific Tigers womens basketball team Intercollegiate basketball season

The 2016–17 Pacific Tigers women's basketball team will represent the University of the Pacific during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Tigers are led by second year head coach Bradley Davis. They play their home games at Alex G. Spanos Center and were members of the West Coast Conference. They play their home games at Alex G. Spanos Center and were members of the West Coast Conference. They finished the season 10–21, 5–13 in WCC play to finish in a tie for eighth place. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the WCC Women's Tournament where they lost to Gonzaga.

2017–18 Pacific Tigers womens basketball team Intercollegiate basketball season

The 2017–18 Pacific Tigers women's basketball team represents the University of the Pacific during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Tigers are led by third year head coach Bradley Davis. They play their home games at Alex G. Spanos Center and are members of the West Coast Conference. They finished the season 15–17, 7–11 in WCC play to finish in seventh place. They advanced to the semifinals of the WCC Women's Tournament where they lost to San Diego.

2018–19 Pacific Tigers mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2018–19 Pacific Tigers men's basketball team represented the University of the Pacific during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Tigers were led by third-year head coach Damon Stoudamire and played their home games at the Alex G. Spanos Center in Stockton, California as members of the West Coast Conference. They finished the season 14–18, 4–12 in WCC play to finish in ninth place. They lost in the first round of the WCC Tournament to Pepperdine.

2018–19 Pacific Tigers womens basketball team Intercollegiate basketball season

The 2018–19 Pacific Tigers women's basketball team represents the University of the Pacific during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Tigers are led by fourth year head coach Bradley Davis. They play their home games at Alex G. Spanos Center and were members of the West Coast Conference. They finished the season 19–13, 10–8 in WCC play to finish in a tie for fifth place. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the WCC Women's Tournament where they lost to Pepperdine. They received an at-large bid to the WNIT where defeated Fresno State in the first round before losing to Arizona in the second round.

2019–20 Pacific Tigers mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2019–20 Pacific Tigers men's basketball team represented the University of the Pacific during the 2019–20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Tigers were led by fourth-year head coach Damon Stoudamire and played their home games at the Alex G. Spanos Center in Stockton, California as members of the West Coast Conference. They finished the season 23–10, 11–5 in WCC play to finish in a tie for third place. They lost in the third round of the WCC Tournament to San Francisco.

2020–21 Pacific Tigers mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2020–21 Pacific Tigers men's basketball team represents the University of the Pacific during the 2020–21 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Tigers are led by fifith-year head coach Damon Stoudamire and play their home games at the Alex G. Spanos Center in Stockton, California as members of the West Coast Conference.

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  12. "Men's Volleyball To Be Officially Dropped After 2014 season". The Pacifican. Stockton, CA. October 19, 2013. Retrieved November 21, 2014.