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Pacific Men's Basketball Hires Matt Sperisen as Director of Men's Basketball Operations

Aug 23, 2013

Pacific men's basketball Head Coach Ron Verlin has announced the hiring of Matt Sperisen as coordinator of men's basketball operations.

Matt's responsibilities will include assisting with fundraising, producing email newsletters, coordinating game day operations, and assisting with the overall marketing plan for the men's basketball program.

"Hiring Matt fills out our staff and really gives us a complete unit," said Verlin. "His enthusiasm and focus will really help us get a wider reception in the community as we return to the West Coast Conference."

"The energy and excitement that Coach Verlin has brought to his new position of head coach is nothing less than contagious," said Sperisen. "It is an opportunity that I wanted to be involved with and contribute to.  The opportunity to work with such a talented, dedicated and motivated staff will be motivational and educational.  There is no doubt that Coach Verlin will make Pacific's return to the WCC successful."

Matt graduated from Menlo College in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with an emphasis in marketing.  He earned a Masters in Physical Education, Health and Recreation from St. Mary's College of Moraga in 2000 and his California Teaching Credential in 2002 from Chapman University.

Sperisen comes to the Tiger program with a combined 22 years of front office marketing experience and on-floor basketball coaching. He had administrative stops at De Anza College, the San Antonio Spurs, Taco Cabana and San Jose State University that totaled 10 years.  Matt was also a high school head basketball coach (Monte Vista Christian, Silver Creek, Del Mar and Galt) for 10 seasons and an assistant community college coach (Cosumnes River) for two seasons.  Matt currently teaches World Literature and Health on the campus of St. Mary's High School in Stockton. 

Matt and his wife, MariaElena, live in Galt with their two children.

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