Marlin earns induction into Florida JUCO Hall of Fame

(SID) – Bob Marlin, who directed Pensacola Junior College to a 123-35 record including a national junior college championship before becoming head men’s basketball coach at Sam Houston State University, will be inducted into the Florida Community College Men’s Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in March, 2007.

Marlin served as head coach at Pensacola from 1990-91 to 1994-95. His 1992-93 squad won the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national title with a 31-5 record. Marlin received NJCAA “Coach of the Year” honors in 1993. Marlin won 100 games at Pensacola faster than any coach in school history. Twenty-seven of his players received scholarships to play at four-year schools.

The inductees were selected by their peers for outstanding contributions and dedicated service made to the Florida Community College Activities Association.

Marlin is in his ninth season as head men’s basketball coach at Sam Houston State where he has directed the Bearkats to a 155-100 record, the best in the Southland Conference since his arrival on the Huntsville campus. Sam Houston State won the Southland Conference championship in 2000 and 2003. After winning the Southland Conference post-season tournament, the Bearkats made their first NCAA Division I playoff appearance. Marlin was named Southland Conference “Coach of the Year” in both seasons.

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