|What They're Saying About Carlin Hartman
|"I've known Carlin Hartman for a while now, and in that time, I have found him to be a tireless worker dedicated to his craft. Well respected and loyal. He has helped build programs and turn them into winners"
- Jeff Goodman
ESPN.com College Basketball
"Carlin is the most complete basketball coach that I have met. He creates genuine and meaningful relationships with his players and fellow coaches. Carlin is an excellent talent evaluator who readily connects with diverse
prospects, and his passion for the game and his ability to communicate his vision is outstanding.
- Chris Mooney, Head Coach
University of Richmond
NCAA Participant 2010, 2011 (Sweet Sixteen)
"Carlin Hartman is a cerebral focused leader who understands what it takes to mold young men into winners. He demonstrates a tremendous passion about coaching and leading."
- Willis Wilson, Head Coach Texas A&M Corpus Christi
"Carlin Hartman is one of the brightest, energetic and charismatic assistant coaches in college basketball. He has had tremendous success everywhere he has been as a player and as a coach.
It is only a matter of time before he is running his own program and having success as a head coach!"
- Matt Brady, Head Basketball Coach James Madison University 2013 NCAA Tournament Participant
"I drafted Carlin in the 1994 CBA draft. He beat out other higher round picks because of his determination and character. Those same traits are why he's so respected as a coach and is a rising star in our profession."
- Eric Musselman, Associate Head Coach Arizona State, Head Coach Golden State Warriors 2002-04, Sacramento Kings 2006-2007
Carlin Hartman joined the Columbia men's basketball staff as associate head coach in June 2010 and has seen the rise of a program that is coming off its first 20-win season and postseason appearance in over 40 years in 2013-14.
Hartman assists in all aspects of the program, with a focus on developing post players and recruiting.
Hartman has been instrumental in the recruiting and development of three of Columbia's top players, Maodo Lo '16CC, Cory Osetkowski '15CC and Alex Rosenberg '15CC. All three have seen their statistics improve after each season in Morningside Heights. Osetkowski has emerged from a reserve to a mainstay in the Lions' starting lineup. Lo earned Second Team All-Ivy League honors and Rosenberg is coming off one of the best offensive seasons in school history, becoming a first team All-Ivy League player following the 2013-14 campaign.
A native of western New York, Hartman came 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 was my first hire at Columbia," head coach Kyle Smith said. "With him here it’s like having a co-head coach by my side. He is a proven teacher, motivator and global recruiter who has been as important as anyone to building our foundation for success moving forward.”
While at Richmond from 2005-08, Hartman was the lead recruiter for three of the top 11 scorers in Richmond history, including Kevin Anderson (2nd, 2,165 points), David Gonzalvez (4th - 1,727 points) and Justin Harper (11th - 1,457 points). Harper was drafted as the second pick of the second round (#32 overall) in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Richmond recently made back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament and reached the Sweet 16 in 2011.
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.
While at Tulane, he was a player 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 round one.
In 1994, Hartman was the captain of the Tulane squad that earned a third straight postseason bid, to the NIT that season. In that tournament, Tulane downed Evansville in the first round before falling to Siena, which reached the semifinals that season. In Hartman's four years at Tulane, the Green Wave posted a 77-42 career mark.
In February 2011, Hartman was named to Tulane's All-Decade Team (1990s), 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 currently serves as the Ivy League representative on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Assistant Coaches commitee.
Hartman and his wife, Christine, have four children - Sydney, Kailyn, Tess and Joseph.