Hartman named Associate Head Coach at Florida

Carlin Hartman has been named associate head coach for Florida men’s basketball, head coach Todd Golden announced on Friday. Hartman brings 22 years of experience at the collegiate level, including five seasons at Oklahoma under Lon Kruger before coaching at UNLV in the 2021-22 season. The Buffalo, N.Y., native was associate head coach at Columbia during Golden’s two seasons on staff there.
“Carlin brings a wealth of experience and a highly-respected track record to Florida,” Golden said. “We’re excited to add his expertise as a basketball mind, a developer, a relationship-builder and a recruiter to our staff. He sets a great example for all of us as a family man, and he will be a tremendous mentor to our student-athletes off the court in addition to helping us collectively and individually become our best on the court.”
“I’m thrilled to join my good friend and former colleague Todd Golden at a national championship-caliber program such as Florida,” Hartman said. “The program’s success has been well-documented, starting over 30 years ago with Coach Kruger, who I had the pleasure of working for. For Todd to ask me and my family to join him is an honor, and I look forward to getting started in Gainesville.”
Hartman helped UNLV to an 18-win season in 2021-22, including double-digit conference victories. The Rebels boasted a pair of All-Mountain West performers this season as Bryce Hamilton earned first-team honors and Royce Hamm Jr. received honorable mention recognition, while Donovan Williams was named MWC Sixth Man of the Year.
At Oklahoma, the Sooners made NCAA Tournament appearances in each of Hartman’s last four seasons in Norman. As a recruiter, Hartman played a crucial role in bringing in the best recruiting class of the Kruger era at OU. The 2019 class was ranked the highest in the Big 12 and No. 13 in the nation by Rivals. Hartman was recognized by Stadium as one of the top three assistant coaches in the Big 12, based on a poll of league coaches in 2020. Silver Waves Media also named him one of the top 50 impactful high-major assistant coaches in the country.
In 2019, Hartman was one of 31 assistant coaches throughout the country to receive an invitation to the Second Annual Collegiate Coaching Consortium, which brings together rising basketball coaches and NCAA Division I athletics directors to participate in a multi-day academy.
Hartman was the lead recruiter of a multitude of Sooner players including eventual NBA Draft selections and had a focus on the development of the team’s big men position group, including All-Big 12 honorees Kristian Doolittle, Brady Manek and Khadeem Lattin. Lattin became the Sooners’ all-time leader in blocked shots.
Hartman has also been an active participant in important social justice initiatives. He is a member of the Coaches Coalition for Progress, and he helped form the Black Assistant Coaches Alliance in the Big 12. The CCFP’s mission is to effect change in inner cities and the BACA was formed in response to the ongoing social unrest throughout the country with the goal of creating effective platforms for building better opportunities through transparency, economic and financial literacy programs and civic engagement initiatives for all student-athletes and coaches.
Hartman made his coaching debut as an assistant at Rice in 1996 following his professional basketball career. He served in three separate stints with the Owls, returning for two seasons as director of operations from 2002-04 and as associate head coach from 2014-16.
Prior to his return to Rice, Hartman worked as Columbia’s associate head coach for four seasons. In 2013-14, he helped lead the program to its most wins (21) since 1968. From 2012-14, Hartman served as the Ivy League representative on the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ Assistant Coaches Committee.
Before his appointment at Columbia, Hartman was 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 assistant coach and was the lead recruiter at Richmond for three seasons where he recruited three of the top scorers in program history, including future NBA Draft pick Justin Harper.
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 honoree Mike Wilks. The Owls won 41 games over those two seasons, including a 23-13 mark in league play.
Additionally, Hartman spent one season each at McNeese State and Louisiana as an assistant coach.
Hartman earned a degree in communications with a concentration in broadcast journalism from Tulane in 1994. He was inducted into the Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame in 2020 along with his teammates from the 1992 Green Wave team, which was the first in Tulane history to reach the NCAA Tournament and to win an NCAA Tournament game.
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). 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. Following college, 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.


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