April 22, 2014
HOUSTON, Texas – Rice University head men’s basketball coach Mike Rhoades finalized his staff on Tuesday with the announcement of Carlin Hartman as associate head coach.
Rhoades said, “We are excited to have Carlin and his family at Rice. He’s very familiar with the program and the players that came before us. His experience and relationship with players will continue to move us forward. We have hit a home run with the completion of our staff.”
Hartman made his coaching debut as an assistant coach at Rice in 1996 following his professional basketball playing career. He also served for two seasons as director of operations with the Owls from 2002-04.
Most recently, Hartman worked as Columbia’s associate head coach for the past four seasons. In 2013-14, he helped lead the program to its most wins (21) since 1968 and the most home wins (14) since 1950. The Lions posted a 21-13 overall record, including a third-place finish in the Ivy League at 8-6. Columbia advanced to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament quarterfinal round, marking the program’s first postseason appearance in more than 40 years.
Hartman helped recruit and mentor a pair of 2014 all-Ivy League honorees, including first team selection Alex Rosenberg and second teamer Maodo Lo. In his four seasons under head coach Kyle Smith, Hartman and the Lions won 63 games, the most in a four-year span in over 40 years.
Prior to his appointment at Columbia, Hartman served as an assistant coach for one season each at James Madison and Centenary in 2009-10 and 2008-09, respectively.
From 2005-08, Hartman worked as the lead recruiter for three seasons at Richmond and helped bring in three of the top 11 scorers in program history, including Kevin Anderson (2nd, 2,165 points), David Gonzalvez (4th - 1,727 points) and Justin Harper (11th - 1,457 points). Harper was later drafted No. 32 overall in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. While at Richmond, Hartman helped develop Dan Geriot, an All-Atlantic 10 rookie team selection in 2007 and a third team All-Atlantic 10 honoree in 2008.
Hartman mentored three future NBA talents at Rice from 2002-04 as director of operations, including the Owls’ all-time leading scorer and rebounder Mike Harris, as well as All-America honoree and 2007 NBA draft selection Morris Almond and all-WAC selection Mike Wilks. The Owls won 41 games over those two seasons, including a 23-13 mark in league action.
In addition to his two previous stops on South Main, Hartman spent one season each at McNeese State and Louisiana-Lafayette as an assistant coach.
Hartman earned a degree in communications with a concentration in broadcast journalism from Tulane in 1994. He wrapped up his Tulane career ranked 10th in scoring (1,180 points), third on the program's career field goal percentage list (52.8 percent) and seventh in career steals (146), and he received the Tulane alumni association's outstanding athlete award in 1993-94.
While at Tulane, he played in two of the Green Wave's three NCAA Tournament appearances, including the team that defeated St. John's in the first round of the 1992 NCAA Tournament. In 1993, he helped Tulane defeat Kansas State in the first round.
In 1994, Hartman served as team captain of the squad, which made a third-straight postseason appearance. In that season’s NIT, Tulane downed Evansville in the first round before falling to eventual semifinalist Siena. In Hartman's four seasons, the Green Wave posted a 77-42 overall mark under head coach Perry Clark.
In 2011, Hartman was named to Tulane's 1990s All-Decade Team as part of the Green Wave's celebration of 100 years of basketball. Hartman collected 1,180 points and 538 rebounds during his career at Tulane.
Hartman was All-Louisiana and honorable mention all-conference in 1993-94, honorable mention all-conference in 1992-93 and a member of the Metro Conference all-rookie team in 1990-91. The Rapid City Thrillers selected Hartman in the third round of the 1994 CBA Draft.
Hartman and his wife, Christine, have four children - Sydney, Kailyn, Tess and Joseph.