Achievements

  • 38 years as Head Coach of Ohio Wesleyan Men’s Soccer Team
  • 608 Career Victories
  • National Coach of the Year 1998 and 2001
  • NSCAA Honor Award
  • NSCAA Bill Jefferies Award
  • OWWU Teacher of the Year Award
  • 13 times Regional Coach of the Year Award
  • Seven time NCAC Coach of the Year Award
  • Springfield College Hall of Fame

Besides coaching two Division III national championship teams, Martin has seen two other teams advance to the Division III national championship game. His teams have appeared in 32 NCAA tournaments and eight national semifinals. They have won 12 regional titles, including nine of the last 15 seasons that the NCAA tournament has included a regional format, and 23 conference championships. His teams have won 21 Stu Parry Awards, recognizing Ohio’s top Division III team each year.

Martin has been recognized by his peers as Regional Coach of the Year 15 times while at Ohio Wesleyan and as National Coach of the Year in 1991, 1998, and 2011. His teams won an NCAA-record 18 consecutive Division III tournament berths from 1978-95. He is one of only four individuals to receive Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association’s Honor Award since the association’s founding in 1949. He received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s Honor Award in 2007.

Martin earned his undergraduate degree at Springfield College and both his master’s and doctoral degrees from The Ohio State University.

He is a tenured member of the Ohio Wesleyan faculty.

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