LAFAYETTE, La. -- Louisiana-Lafayette hired former Sam Houston State coach Bob Marlin as the new head coach of the Ragin' Cajuns.
Louisiana-Lafayette officials say Marlin has agreed to a five-year contract.
Marlin has been head coach at Sam Houston State since 1998 and this past season led the Bearkats to a Southland Conference tournament championship and a berth in the NCAA tournament.
Sam Houston State lost in the first round to Baylor.
Marlin was 225-131 in 12 seasons with the Bearkats.
At Louisiana-Lafayette, Marlin replaces Robert Lee, whose contract was not renewed after the Ragin Cajuns went 13-16 this season, losing to Louisiana-Monroe in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament.