|Sports Played:||Head Men's Basketball Coach|
|Induction Year:||2013, Member of Court of Champions|
A member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, Jerry "Tark the Shark" Tarkanian first attended PCC and was a student-athlete on the basketball team in 1950-51. He coached just two seasons for the Lancers in 1966-1967 and 1967-1968, but the accomplishments were remarkable--compiling a 67-4 overall record, directing the '67 state champions and '68 state runner-up teams. His coaching at the NCAA Division I level is one for the record books as his .794 winning percentage is seventh best in NCAA history. He guided his teams at University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Long Beach State and Fresno State to four Final Four apperances, 18 NCAA Tournament appearances, 778 university wins, and a national title at UNLV in 1990. In 1999, Tarkanian was named as part of PCC's Distinguished Alumni during the college's 75th anniversary celebration. He was a head coach for 38 years, recording 988 total victories at the collegiate level. He is considered the greatest coach in California Community College basketball history with four consecutive state titles between Riverside City College and PCC (1964-67).