By Rodney McKissic
Carlin Hartman will join the staff at Rice University and serve as associate head coach under first-year coach Mike Rhoades.
Hartman, who starred at Grand Island and is a 1990 graduate, recently completed his fourth season at Columbia University where he was also the associate head coach. Columbia finished this past season tied for third-place in the Ivy League with an overall record of 21-13 and 8-6 in league play.
Hartman, who played at Tulane 1990-94, returns to where his coaching career began in 1996 when he was an assistant at Rice. He also served as the director of basketball operations at the school from 2002-04. This is Hartman’s eighth stop in his coaching career.