Marlin Chinn was hired in 2008 and spent six years as an assistant coach on Brenda Frese's coaching staff at the University of Maryland.
"We have always been about family first here at Maryland and it's pretty special to bring Marlin back home," Frese said. "This is where he wants to be and he already knows why Maryland is an incredible place. As we got to know each other, we quickly found Marlin shares common traits with us - loyalty, work ethic, care and concern for people and he is a tremendous recruiter. We feel as though Marlin will help us continue to set the bar high for excellence here at Maryland. We're excited to welcome him to our family."
In his six years in College Park, he helped lead the Terrapins to a 164-41 (.800) overall record, the 2012 ACC Tournament Championship, the 2015 Big Ten regular season and tournament titles, and five NCAA Tournament berths, including back-to-back Final Fours in 2014 and 2015. Maryland’s other NCAA Tournament berths have resulted in two Elite Eight and three Sweet Sixteen appearances. Chinn has helped Maryland sign four recruiting classes that have ranked in the top-10 nationally, as well as in the recruitment and coaching of three-time ACC Player of the Year, Alyssa Thomas. In 2012, College Insiders named Chinn as of the nation’s top-10 assistant coaches, after being recognized in the top-20 in 2011.
In 2013-14, Chinn and the Terrapins' coaching staff helped lead the team on a remarkable run to the NCAA Tournament Final Four. The Terps beat Patriot League champion Army in the First Round, then a tough Texas squad in the Second Round. In the Sweet Sixteen, the Terrapins handled top-seeded Tennessee, 73-62. Maryland would then become the first team in 20 years to win an Elite Eight game on an opponent's home court when they beat No. 4 Louisville, 76-73, in front of 14,002 at the KFC Yum! Center to arrive in the Final Four.
Chinn arrived at Maryland after four seasons as an assistant coach at Seton Hall University from 2005 to 2009, including the final three seasons as the program’s top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. In his second season on Phyllis Mangina’s staff at Seton Hall in 2006-07, he helped the program to their first winning record in Big East play in six years and a 13-win improvement over the previous season. During his five seasons at Seton Hall, Chinn helped secure a top-30 nationally ranked recruiting class in 2007, recruited a pair of Big East All-Rookie Team selections, and recruited and coached two Big East All-Conference performers.
The Archbishop Carroll High School alum previously spent seven seasons as the top assistant coach at Mount St. Mary's University from 1998 to 2005. At the Mount, he helped lead the program to two NEC regular season championships in 1998-99 and 2000-01. He was instrumental in the recruitment of recruited five Northeast Conference All-Rookie Team selections, including the 2005 NEC Rookie of the Year.
Prior to landing on the college scene, Chinn served as assistant boys basketball coach at Theodore Roosevelt High School (1997-98) and Archbishop Carroll High School (1994-97).
Chinn is a member of both the Black Coaches Association (BCA) and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). He was selected to participate in the 2007 BCA Achieving Coaching Excellence (ACE) program for ethnic minority male and female basketball coaches. In the summer of 2011, Chinn returned to speak at the annual BCA Conference. In 2014, he was recognized as one of the nation’s top assistant coaches by A Step Up.
Chinn is a native of Washington, D.C. and graduated from Hampton University with a B.S. in Accounting in 1992. In 1992, Chinn also served as the President of the National Association of Black Accountants.
Chinn's Coaching Credentials
• Assistant Coach, Maryland (June 2009-April 2015)
• Assistant Coach, Seton Hall (2006-09)
• Assistant Coach, Mount St. Mary's (1998-2005)
• Assistant Coach, Theodore Roosevelt High School (1997-98)
• Assistant Coach, Archbishop Carroll High School (1994-97)
• Bachelor of Science in Accounting (Hampton University, 1992)