With the longest tenure among men's basketball coaches on the Hilltop, Robert Lineburg is in his tenth season at SMU and has served two tours of duty with the Mustang basketball program. Lineburg served as interim head coach from Feb. 27, 2004 through the remainder of the 2003-04 season.
Lineburg, who originally made the trek to SMU from UNC Greensboro in 1995, spent the 2000-01 season as an assistant coach at James Madison before returning for his second stint at SMU on June 15, 2001.
Lineburg was on the coaching staff as an assistant at UNC Greensboro in 1994-95, when the Spartans finished 23-6 and won the Big South regular season championship.
Lineburg's responsibilities are broad in scope and include recruiting, scouting, film preparation, academic support and other administrative duties.
In addition to his SMU duties, Lineburg also served on the National Association of Basketball Coaches' Assistant Coaches' Board of Directors.
At James Madison, Lineburg served as a primary recruiter in addition to his on-court coaching and administrative duties.
Prior to his year at North Carolina-Greensboro, Lineburg worked as a graduate assistant at Virginia Tech in 1993-94 and as an assistant coach at Emory & Henry College from 1991-93.
A native of Radford, Va., he played two years at Radford University and two years at Roanoke College, where he earned a B.A. degree in Political Science in 1991. Lineburg then received his Master's degree in Sports Management from Virginia Tech in 1995.
Born Feb. 14, 1968, Lineburg and his wife, Mary, were married in April of 2000.