Coach Gerry Marlin started out as an assistant coach in Gainesville Florida, and then moved to Louisiana as an assistant and eventually became a head coach. He moved to the Kansas City area as the head coach of Ruskin High School and is now at North Kansas City. He just completed his 34th year as a head coach. His Missouri teams have won eight conference titles, four district titles, and a State Championship at Ruskin high school in 2007. In 2013 Coach Marlin won his 500th game and was presented the key to the city by Kansas City mayor Sly James and the City Council. As of this season, 2019-2020, Coach Marlin earned his 600th win. His current win total stands at 609. He has received multiple Coach of the Year awards including the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Richard Fairchild Award, the Paul Lambert Award, Kansas City Star Coach of the Year, Metro Sports Coach of the Year, and several Suburban Conference Coach of the Year Awards. He has mentored several coaches and has even molded several former players into excellent coaches, including his assistants Matt Ramsey and Deron Hill. “Coach Marlin is a class act that knows the game extremely well.” Coach Bill Gunn states.