Carlin Hartman Joins Columbia's Men's Basketball Staff

NEW YORK - Carlin Hartman, who brings 10 years of Division I coaching experience, has joined head coach Kyle Smith's staff as associate head coach, it was announced recently.

Hartman will assist in all aspects of the program, with a focus on developing post players and recruiting.

A native of western New York, Hartman comes to Columbia after a year as an assistant coach at James Madison during the 2009-10 season.  Prior to a year at Centenary, Hartman coached at Richmond from 2005-08 after stints at Louisiana-Lafayette, Rice and McNeese State.

"Carlin has East Coast roots and experience all over the country," Smith said.  "He is an excellent teacher and motivator and will be a real asset to our staff, especially in helping to develop our post players."

While at Richmond from 2005-08, Hartman was the lead recruiter for several Spiders who played in the 2010 NCAA Tournament, including 2010 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year Kevin Anderson.  He also recruited David Gonzalvez, a 2010 Atlantic 10 second team player, who averaged 14.3 points per game last season.

Also 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.  At James Madison, Hartman coached Denzel Bowles, a second team all-league selection in 2010 and at Rice, Mike Harris was the 2002 WAC Newcomer of the Year, and a first team All-WAC player in his junior and senior seasons under Hartman's tutelage.  Harris finished his career first in Rice history in scoring and rebounding.

Hartman has coached five players who have gone on to play in the NBA, including Rice product Morris Almond, a 2007 draft pick of the Utah Jazz.

Hartman earned a degree in communications with a concentration in broadcast journalism from Tulane in 1994.  He completed his Tulane career 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. 

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.