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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Auburn will talk to Sam Houston State's Bob Marlin

Bob Marlin, whose Sam Houston State Bearkats clobbered Auburn 107-89 in December, will interview for Auburn's vacant basketball coaching job, according to a FOX 26 sports report out of Houston.

Auburn athletics director Jay Jacobs asked Sam Houston State athletics director Bobby Williams for permissions to speak with Marlin.

"Auburn called to let me know they are going to speak with Bob and that's okay with us," Williams said. "I think it's a compliment to our program, our university and to Bob for what he has been able to accomplish."

Marlin is 225-130 in 12 seasons with Sam Houston State, the school's all-time winningest coach and the second-winningest in Southland Conference history. The Bearkats have twice won the Southland Conference under his watch, including this season. They lost to Baylor in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Marlin is a Tupelo, Miss., native who graduated from Mississippi State in 1981. He got his coaching start as a grad assistant at Northeast Louisiana (now Louisiana-Monroe). He's also been an assistant at Houston Baptist (1984-89), Marshall (1989-90) and Alabama (1996).

He was the head coach at Pensacola Junior College from 1990-95. he went 125-35 there, taking NJCAA Coach of the Year honors after his team won the national championship in 1993.

Here's Marlin's full bio.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Being reported that Barbee is in Auburn to interview...