Florida's Todd Golden rounds out coaching staff with announcement of newest assistant
Todd Golden has rounded out his new Florida Gators coaching staff with the announcement of another assistant coach.
Golden named Carlin Hartman as associate head coach for Florida men’s basketball, and Hartman brings 22 years of experience at the collegiate level, including 5 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.
“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.”
Before UNLV and Oklahoma, Hartman coached at Rice, Columbia, James Madison, Centenary, Richmond, Louisiana and McNeese State.
Hartman joins other members of the staff who were announced earlier this week, including Jonathan Safir, who was hired as Director of Basketball Strategy and Analytics, and new associate coach Korey McCray, who was most recently at Mississippi State Hired as Men’s Basketball Associate Head Coach.
Kevin Hovde, who helped his alma mater Richmond to an NCAA second-round finish and an Atlantic 10 Tournament championship last season, also joined the staff.