Marcus Kahn
Marcus Kahn
Title: Head Men's Basketball Coach
Phone: 540-654-1887

Highly successful head coach Marcus Kahn begins his sixth season as head men’s basketball coach at the University of Mary Washington.

Kahn inherited an Eagle program that had 11 winning seasons in its past 12 years, and continued to gain success, winning 15 games in 2015-16, and advancing to the CAC semifinals in four of his five seasons at the helm. In 2018-19, he captured his 300th career victory, and saw freshman Greg Rowson claim CAC Rookie of the Year honors as the Eagles captured 18 wins on the year and were regionally ranked throughout the season.

Kahn owned a 153-27 record in six seasons at Cabrini College, including five consecutive Colonial States Athletic Conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances, including a run to the NCAA Championship game in 2011-12. His mark of 131-19 over those five years was the best record in all of NCAA Division III.

“Marcus and I have been to each other’s practices and I have nothing but the highest of praise for him”, said longtime Penn and current Temple head coach Fran Dunphy. “He is a quality individual, a consummate professional, and the kind of person I’d want coaching my team.  What a great hire!”

Kahn led Cabrini to a 26-2 overall mark in 2014, standing as the last undefeated team in the nation until February 15, and closing the year ranked ninth in the nation. Cabrini finished 25-6 and a No. 13 final ranking in 2012-13, as the team appeared in its second consecutive NCAA Tournament Elite Eight game

Kahn led the Cavaliers on a magical run in 2011-12 posting the nation's best record of 31-2.  After suffering a two point overtime loss to end 2011, Cabrini won 22 consecutive games leading to the National Championship game in Salem, Va, the school's first appearance in a national championship game. Kahn was named Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year by and the National Association of Basketball Coaches, as well as a finalist for the prestigious Glen Robinson Division III and John McLendon National Coach of the Year honors.   

The Cavaliers finished the 2010-11 campaign 24-6 and Kahn was named CSAC Coach of the Year for the third consecutive season.  Kahn also named NABC Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year.

In 2009-10, Kahn guided the Cavaliers to the CSAC title and the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2001-02 campaign. Cabrini won a then school-record 25 games overall and spent four weeks in the Top 25.

In his first year at Cabrini, Kahn led the Cavaliers to 22 overall victories, then the program's highest win total since the 1995-96 campaign. Cabrini returned to championship game of the CSAC Tournament for the first time in seven years.

Prior to joining the Cavaliers, Kahn spent six seasons as the head coach at the University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg. With the Bobcats, Kahn became the program’s all-time leader in career victories (77), recruited two Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Newcomers of the Year (2005-06, 2007-08) and guided UPG to its first postseason appearance since the 1999-2000 season. 

Kahn mentored Pitt-Greensburg to two AMCC championship games (2005-07) and claimed the conference’s regular season crown in 2004-05, the first in program history. In his first season in 2002-03, he led the Bobcats to a 14-12 overall record and trip to the conference tournament. Kahn inherited a team that had won just 10 games combined during the 2000-01 and 2001-02 campaigns.

In 2005-06, Kahn led UPG to a second-place finish in the AMCC Tournament and the ECAC championship game. At the conclusion of the 2007-08 season, Kahn had coached the Bobcats to its fifth appearance in the conference tournament in six seasons.

Kahn owns a wealth of Division III coaching experience, beginning as an assistant at Wesley College in Dover, Del. (1998-2000).  During the 2000-01 season, Kahn served as an assistant coach at Albright College in Reading, Pa., directing the program’s academic, recruiting and film exchange operations. 

He spent a season as the top assistant at Division II Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W. Va. in 2001-02. With the Rams, Kahn served as the academic, recruiting and scouting/film exchange coordinator.

Kahn’s coaching career began as an assistant in 1997-98 with NAIA Division II Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa.

Kahn’s campus presence has reached beyond the hardwood throughout his sideline tenure, spending seven years in the classroom as a professor. He instructed a physical education and recreation course at Shepherd (2001-02) and a freshman seminar class at Pitt-Greensburg (2002-2008).

Kahn earned a bachelor of arts degree in education from the University of Redlands in 1997 and a master’s degree in education from Wesley in 2000. He has been a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) since 1999.


Coach Kahn Year by Year

2002-03 Pitt.-Greensburg 14-12  
2003-04 Pitt.-Greensburg    
2004-05 Pitt.-Greensburg    
2005-06 Pitt.-Greensburg    
2006-07 Pitt.-Greensburg    
2007-08 Pitt.-Greensburg    
2008-09 Cabrini 22-8 ECAC Tournament Finals
2009-10 Cabrini 25-3 NCAA Tournament 1st Round
2010-11 Cabrini 24-6 NCAA Tournament 3rd Round
2011-12 Cabrini 31-2 NCAA Tournament National Finals
2012-13 Cabrini 25-6 NCAA Tournament Final Four
2013-14 Cabrini 26-2 NCAA Tournament 2nd Round
2014-15 UMW 8-19 CAC Tournament Semifinals
2015-16 UMW 15-12 CAC Tournament Semifinals
2016-17 UMW 12-13  
2017-18 UMW 19-8 CAC Tournament Semifinals
2018-19 UMW 18-9 CAC Tournament Semifinals
  Career  302-171