Arkansas Razorbacks football coach Sam Pittman has upgraded his real estate holdings on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs. According to Garland County real estate records, Pittman and his wife Jamie paid $2 million for a 6,924-square-foot residence on Marion Anderson Road.
County officials filed the deed on Sept. 1. The Pittmans bought the home from Tyron and Kristi Golden. Arvest Bank financed the deal with a 30-year, $1.6 million loan. Nedra Plumlee with Crye-Leike Real Estate Services represented the seller.
According to online listings, the four-bedroom residence is known as the “Marlin House” because of a large marlin sculpture on the 1.75-acre property near the lake. The house is described as a “luxury showstopper.”
The Marion Anderson deal will give Pittman a different view of the lake when he retreats from Fayetteville and the glare of coaching the Hogs. According to a deed filed Aug. 30, Pittman sold a 4,203-square-foot townhouse on Port Au Prince Street on Lake Hamilton to Carl H. Shipley II of Fayetteville for $1.07 million. Pittman paid $979,000 for that residence in June 2020.
Pittman was announced on Dec. 8, 2019, as the Razorbacks head football coach. He previously coached the offensive line at Georgia (2016-2019) and coached the UA offensive line under former coach Bret Bielema from 2013 to 2015.
According to his employment contract, the UA will pay Pittman $15 million over five years. Pittman will also be eligible for additional compensation through incentives. He’ll earn an extra $250,000 annually if the team wins six or more games, $500,000 for seven or more wins and $750,000 for eight or more wins. The amounts are non-cumulative.
The Pittman residence in Fayetteville previously belonged to former UA basketball coach Mike Anderson. It’s in the upscale Bridgewater Estates neighborhood. Former football coaches Bielema, Bobby Petrino and Chad Morris and former basketball coach John Pelphrey lived there while coaching the Hogs. Razorback baseball coach Dave Van Horn makes his home there.
Pittman has the Razorbacks nationally ranked in his second season and off to a 2-0 start following Saturday’s 40-21 win against Texas. The Razorbacks host Georgia Southern on Saturday (Sept. 18) at 3 p.m. in Fayetteville.