Lousiana-Lafayette hires Marlin as new coach

Mar 29, 2010 - 7:19 PM LAFAYETTE, La.(AP) -- Louisiana-Lafayette has hired former Sam Houston State coach Bob Marlin as the new head coach of the Ragin' Cajuns.

Louisiana-Lafayette officials say Marlin has agreed to a five-year contract.

Marlin has been head coach at Sam Houston State since 1998 and this past season led the Bearkats to a Southland Conference tournament championship and a berth in the NCAA tournament.

Sam Houston State lost in the first round to Baylor.

Marlin was 225-131 in 12 seasons with the Bearkats.

At Louisiana-Lafayette, Marlin replaces Robert Lee, whose contract was not renewed after the Ragin Cajuns went 13-16 this season, losing to Louisiana-Monroe in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament.

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