Coaching Career

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Coaching Career

Career Record: 536-309 (27 seasons)
Career Division I Record: 413-274 (22 seasons)
 
At Louisiana (188-143; 11th season)
• 2018 Sun Belt Conference champions
• 2014 NCAA Tournament
• 2014 Sun Belt Conference Tournament Champions
• 2011 SBC West Division Champions
• Two-time Louisiana Coach of the Year (2014, 2018)
• 2018 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year
• 2018 NABC District 24 Coach of the Year
• 2018 Skip Prosser Man of the Year Finalist
• 2018 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year Finalist
• 2018 Hugh Durham Coach of the Year Finalist
• Led Louisiana to a school-record 27 wins in 2017-18.
• 48 wins in two-year span (2016-18) equaled the most since 1970-72.
• 112 wins in five-year span (2013-18) was the most among Sun Belt Conference schools
• Four 20-win seasons since 2013-14.
• 14 home wins to start the season in the Cajundome in 2017-18 was the best start in a single-season in school history
• Current New York Knicks point guard Elfrid Payton selected as 2014 NBA lottery pick (10th pick overall)
• Elfrid Payton selected as a member of the 2013 Team USA U-19 team, helping lead the squad to a gold medal at the FIBA Under-19 World Championships
• Elfrid Payton named 2014 Player of the Year by Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches (LABC) and Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) 
• Shawn Long named NBA D-League All-Star (2017) and second-team All-NBA Developmental League selection
• Shawn Long selected as a member of the 2015 U.S. Pan American team, helping team win bronze medal
• Shawn Long selected as Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year and named to AP All-America team in 2015-16
• Coached three career 1,000-point scorers from three different classes in 2013-14 (Elfrid Payton [Jr.], Shawn Long [So.], Bryant Mbamalu [Sr.])
• Coached three career 1,000-point scorers in 2017-18 (Bryce Washington, Johnathan Stove, Frank Bartley)
• Kasey Shepherd became the school’s 43rd player to reach 1,000-point mark in 2015-16
• Jay Wright became 44th player in school history to reach 1,000-point mark in 2016-17
• JaKeenan Gant became the 48th player in school history to reach the 1,000-point mark in 2018-19
• JaKeenan Gant named Sun Belt Conference Newcomer of the Year (2018) and a two-time SBC Defensive Player of the Year (2018-19)
• JaKeenan Gant set single-game Cajundome record for most points in a game (45) against Little Rock in 2019
• Jay Wright named Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year (2017)
• Frank Bartley named the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches (LABC) and Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) Player of the Year (2018)
• Led Ragin’ Cajuns to nine-game win streak during 2015-16 SBC play, winning by an average of 16 points during the span
• Led UL to 11-game win streak in first season (2010-11), the longest such streak at the school in 38 years
• In 20 semesters as head coach, Marlin's teams have posted eight of the top 10 team GPA's in program history, including the top four marks
• Since his arrival at UL, has led Louisiana to a 69-43 record in games played in the months of February and March.
• Among Sun Belt Conference schools, the Ragin’ Cajuns have finished in the top four in 3-point field goal percentage in five of Marlin’s 10 seasons
• Marlin's teams at Louisiana led the Sun Belt Conference in scoring for six consecutive seasons from 2012-18
 
At Sam Houston State (225-131; 12 seasons)
• Southland Conference Coach of the Decade (2000-10)
• 2010 Skip Prosser Man of the Year (sponsored by CollegeInsider.com)
• 2010 NABC District 23 Coach of the Year
• Southland Coach of the Year (2000, 2003, 2010)
• NCAA Tournament Qualifier (2003, 2010)
• Southland Conference Championships (2000, 2003, 2010)
• Southland Conference Tournament Championships (2003, 2010)
 
At Pensacola Junior College (123-35; 5 seasons)
• 1993 NJCAA National Championship
• 1993 NJCAA National Coach of the Year
• 1993 NABC, Basketball Times, Basketball Weekly Coach of the Year
• 1993 Region 8 Coach of the Year
• 2019 Inductee into PSC Athletics Hall of Fame
• Won 88 percent of home games (73-10) during five-year tenure
• Coached Anthony Goldwire, an eventual second-round pick by the Phoenix Suns in the 1994 NBA Draft
• Coached 1993 NJCAA Player of the Year Paul O'Liney
• Coached 1994 NJCAA Student-Athlete of the Year Eddie Samuel