|Position:||Dir. of Player Development|
|Hometown:||Los Altos, Calif.|
A jack-of-all-trades, Tim Marrion returned to Washington State University men’s basketball as the director of player development in 2013-14. Marrion served as the operations assistant from 2009-11 and the coordinator of basketball operations from 2011-12 at WSU, before spending the 2012-13 season as an assistant coach at San Jose State.
As director of player development, Marrion served as the team’s liaison between academics and the men’s basketball program, including many other duties.
Marrion’s assistant coaching position at San Jose State during the 2012-13 season marked his second stint at SJSU and his second season as an assistant coach with the Spartans. Prior to his year at SJSU, Marrion spent three years at his alma mater, WSU, as coordinator of basketball operations in 2011-12 and operations assistant from 2009-11.
During his second stint at WSU, Marrion was responsible for a wide array of duties, including coordinating travel, assisting with recruiting visits, overseeing film exchange and supervising the student-manager staff, among other duties.
Before returning to WSU the first time, Marrion spent the previous three seasons on the men’s basketball staff at San Jose State University. During the 2008-09 season at SJSU, Marrion served as the director of basketball operations where he organized travel, ran the booster club, managed the team budget and oversaw all administrative facets of the program.
Marrion originally joined the Spartan basketball program for the 2006-07 season as an administrative assistant and was promoted to an assistant coaching position for the 2007-08 season. At age 22 at the time of his appointment, he was believed to be the youngest full-time assistant in Division I men’s basketball. As an assistant coach, Marrion was responsible for coaching the defense and point guards, evaluated and recruited potential student-athletes and scouted opponents.
Prior to joining the SJSU staff, Marrion spent three seasons at WSU as a student assistant where his duties included the preparation of scouting reports, video coordination, film exchange and coordinating team meals. He has worked as a guest coach at summer youth basketball camps in Northern California, Kentucky and Washington.
Marrion received his degree in sport management with a minor in leadership studies from Washington State in just three years, graduating in 2006, and is currently working on his master’s in sports leadership from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa.
A native of Nottingham, England, Marrion lived in Melbourne, Australia for six years before moving to the United States where he graduated from St. Francis HS in Mountain View, Calif. in 2003. Marrion and his wife, Sofia, were married in the spring of 2013.
The Tim Marrion File
- Served second stint as an assistant basketball coach at San Jose State.
- Spent Ken Bone’s first three seasons at WSU with him as operations assistant and coordinator of basketball operations.
- Was believed to be the youngest full-time assistant coach in NCAA Division I men’s basketball during the 2007-08 season while at San Jose State.
- Served in three different capacities with the San Jose State men’s basketball program.
- While Marrion was at San Jose State, the Spartans placed one student-athlete on the WAC All-Newcomer Team (2008), earned a WAC Player of the Week honor (2008) and received all-academic honors twice (2007, 2008).
- While a student at WSU, Marrion served as a student assistant for the men’s basketball program under former Cougar head coach Dick Bennett for three seasons.
Education: Washington State (Sport Management), 2006
2006-07 San Jose State – Administrative Assistant
2007-08 San Jose State – Assistant Coach
2008-09 San Jose State – Director of Basketball Operations
2009-11 Washington State – Operations Assistant
2011-12 Washington State – Coordinator of Operations
2012-13 San Jose State – Assistant Coach
2013-14 Washington State – Director of Player Development
Wife – Sofia