Chris Carlin was named an assistant coach for Barry's men's and women's golf teams in January 2013. He assists in player development, on-course instruction and administrative duties.
In 2013-14, Carlin helped direct the Buccaneers men's team to a second straight NCAA title. He also helped coach the women's team to an NCAA Championships runner-up. In 2012-13, Carlin helped coach the Bucs men's team to an NCAA Championship. He also helped coach the women's team to a third place finish at the NCAA Championships, while Nancy Vergara won the individual national title.
Prior to landing at Barry as an assistant, Carlin coached the boys and girls teams at American Heritage High School in Plantation, Fla. His boys team won the 2012 state championship in the fall, while his girls team was the state runner-up that year. Carlin coached Barry women's golfer Nicky Ferre at American Heritage.
Carlin is one of the better men's golfers in Barry history. He holds the highest national rating for an individual season when he was ranked ninth in 2009-10. That season he had a 72.09 scoring average, which ranked second in school history. Carlin won two tournaments that year, and had 18 par-or-better rounds as the Buccaneers won a school-record four tournaments that season.
In the second round of the 2011 Buccaneer Invitational, Carlin shot a 66, which is one stroke off the school record for lowest round. He matched that 66 in the first round of the 2010 Queens Invitational. Carlin shot a 133 (11-under) for the second lowest 36-hole event total in school history when he won the State Farm Laker Collegiate in 2009.
Carlin's 73.62 career scoring average ranks fourth in Buccaneer history. He won three tournaments, and ranks second in school history with 49 par-or-better rounds.