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Marlin Chinn joined Brenda Frese's coaching staff in June 2009 following a successful four-year stint at Seton Hall, where he spent three seasons as the Pirates' top assistant and recruiting coordinator.
"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 first three years in College Park, he's helped lead the Terrapins to a 76-23 (.768) record, two top-four ACC finishes, two NCAA Tournament appearances, an Elite Eight finish and an ACC title.
In 2012, Chinn was named one of College Insider's Top 10 Women's Basketball assistant coaches.
In Chinn's second season on Phyllis Mangina's staff at Seton Hall, the Pirates posted their first winning record in Big East play in six years en route to a 13-win improvement from the previous season. During his tenure at Seton Hall, Chinn helped secure a top-30 national recruiting class in 2007, recruited a pair of All-Big East Rookie Team selections as well as recruiting and coaching two All-Big East performers.
The Archbishop Carroll High School alum previously spent seven seasons at Mount St. Mary's from 1998-2005, serving as top assistant for The Mount. There, he recruited five Northeast Conference All-Rookie Team choices, including the 2005 NEC Rookie of the Year. Chinn helped lead Mount St. Mary's to a pair of NEC regular-season titles in 1999 and 2001.
Prior to landing on the college scene, Chinn served as assistant men's high school coach locally 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 recently selected into the 2007 BCA Achieving Coaching Excellence (ACE) for ethnic minority male and female basketball coach's class.
In spring 2011, Chinn served on a panel of the nation's top assistants at the A Step Up: Chicago 2011 event. He spoke at the BCA Conference in the summer of 2011 as well. He was also named to CollegeInsider.com's list of the top 20 assistant coaches in women's basketball in the fall of 2011.
A 1992 graduate of Hampton University, Chinn is familiar with the area and is a native of Washington, D.C. Chinn graduated from Hampton with a B.S. in accounting. Chinn served as president of the National Association of Black Accountants in 1992. Chinn currently resides in Largo, Md.
Chinn's Coaching Credentials