Bob Marlin

Bob Marlin (born March 5, 1959)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns
Current conference: Sun Belt Conference
Sam Houston State record: 225-131 (.632)
Louisiana record: 266-189 (.585)
Overall record^: 491-320 (.605)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2010-present Louisiana
1998-2010 Sam Houston State
1995-1998 Alabama (asst)
1990-1995 Pensacola JC
1989-1990 Marshall (asst)
1983-1989 Houston Baptist (asst)
1981-1983 Northeast Louisiana (grad. asst)

Bob Marlin Facts

  • Robert Marlin
  • Born March 5, 1959
  • Hometown: Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Alma Mater: Mississippi State University (BA, 1981) / Northeast Louisiana University (M.Ed, 1983)
  • Started coaching as a graduate assistant at Northeast Louisiana (now Louisiana-Monroe) under head coach Mike Vining before joining Gene Iba‘s staff at Houston Baptist in 1983
    • Iba left the school in 1985 but Marlin spent four more seasons as an assistant for new head coach Tommy Jones
  • Spent one year on Dana Altman‘s staff at Marshall before becoming the head coach at Pensacola Junior College (FL)
    • Went 123-35 overall in five seasons at PJC and won the 1993 NJCAA National Championship
  • Returned to D-I in 1995 as an assistant to David Hobbs at Alabama; took over as head coach at Sam Houston State in 1998
  • Became the head coach at Louisiana-Lafayette (now Louisiana) in 2010

Bob Marlin Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only