Marlon Sears

Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Amherst College


2020 – Present: Head Coach, Amherst College

2019 – 2020: Associate Head Coach, Columbia University

2015 – 2019: Head Coach, Montclair State University

2010 – 2015: Top Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, Cornell University

2009 – 2010: Assistant Coach, Columbia University

2008 – 2009: Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, High Point University

2006 – 2008: Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, Wagner College

2001 – 2006: Assistant Coach, Binghamton University

1997 – 2001: Player, Newman University (KS)


2001: Newman University, Bachelors, Communication and Media Studies


Hometown: Wichita, Kansas

Family: Ruth (Wife) & Josephine, Phillip (Children)

Career Highlights

Career Record as a Head Coach
74-55 (.574)

Winning (.500 or Better) Seasons (4)
2021-22, 2018-19, 2017-18, 2016-17

In 2021-22 (first season), led Amherst to a 15-9 (.625) overall record, including two wins over opponents ranked in the Top 25 nationally

Amherst’s scoring defense finished ranked 8th nationally in 2021-22

From 2015 to 2019, led Montclair State to a 59-46 (.562) overall record and three seasons with a .500 or better record, rebuilding a program that had not had a winning season during each of the two seasons prior to his arrival

In 2017-18, led Montclair State to the most single-season wins (18) in seven seasons and NJAC wins (t-11) in 15 seasons

As a Head Coach, has recruited and coached seven all-conference team selections, as well as one NJAC Rookie of the Year

In 2007-08, assisted Wagner to the most single-season (23) and NEC (T-15) wins in program history

From 2001 to 2006, helped lead Binghamton to two winning seasons (only one since) and three winning America East (only two since) records

As an Ivy League Assistant Coach, signed and coached eight Ivy League All-Conference Team selections

A 1999-00 All-American Team selection, helped lead Newman to the MCAC Regular Season Championship, MCAC Tournament Championship, and an NAIA Tournament berth

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