Pacific promotes Newman to Associate Head Basketball Coach

 Josh Newman, who is entering his third season as an assistant coach on the Pacific men’s basketball staff, has been named associate head coach by Head Coach Leonard Perry. Newman has been a member of the men’s basketball staff since Perry was named head coach in 2021. 
“He does a great job handling whatever is needed in our program,” said Perry. “I became ill last season, and he stepped in admirably and did an outstanding job. Everything that I ask him to do, he tackles. He’s been a former head coach for years. We rely on him, and he’s done a great job. He deserves this promotion.”
Newman begins his 26th year as a college basketball coach. Prior to joining Pacific, he was the head coach at Texas Permian Basin for the previous three seasons. 
Prior to leading the Falcons, he spent 12 seasons as the head coach at Arkansas-Fort Smith. He helped guide the UAFS program from junior college competition to a Top 25 NCAA Division II program. Over the nine seasons at the NCAA level, his team earned four NCAA tournament invitations. 
During Newman’s 15 years as a head coach, he has 277 career wins and has won seven conference championships.  
Newman also spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Nevada, helping the Wolf Pack to three regular-season WAC championships, two WAC tournament titles and three straight NCAA tournament berths, including a run to the Sweet 16. He started his career as an assistant coach at South Plains, McLennan and Westark colleges. He has been a member of 12 conference championship teams, seven NCAA tournament appearances and two NJCAA national tournaments over his career. 
Newman earned his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and his master’s degree from Texas A&M-Commerce.

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