University Athletics Director David Sayler has named Chuck Martin as the 36th
head coach in the history of Miami football.
am excited to be joining the Miami football family and want to thank David
Sayler for this incredible opportunity," said Martin. "I look forward to
getting back to the excellence Miami stands for and am excited to hit the
who has more than 20 years of collegiate coaching experience, brings six years
of head coaching experience to the RedHawk program. He has twice been named the
American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) National Coach of the Year,
earning the honor in 2005 and 2006, and has coached in seven national
championship games in the past 13 seasons. In addition to his head coaching
experience, Martin has served as a coordinator on both sides of the ball. Of
those seven national championship game appearances, he has been a part of four
national championship wins, with two titles under his direction as head
coach/offensive coordinator and one as a defensive coordinator.
I laid out the criteria that Miami was looking for in its next head football
coach, it aligns perfectly with Chuck Martin," said Sayler. "Coach Martin comes
on board with a plan that will succeed here at Miami, while embracing the
academic mission of this university at the same time. We are excited to welcome
him and his family to Oxford."
spent the past four seasons at Notre Dame, serving as the offensive
coordinator/quarterbacks coach (2012-13) and defensive backs/recruiting
coordinator (2010-11). In 2012, he orchestrated an offense that played in the
BCS National Championship game versus Alabama. In 2011, he was named one of the
top 25 recruiters in the nation by ESPN.com and
was named to Rivals.com's Second-Team Assistant
Coach Dream Team.
Martin's two years calling plays, Notre Dame combined to go 20-5 overall and
was one of the most balanced offenses in the country, averaging 26.4 points,
170.0 rushing and 235.6 passing per game.
to arriving in South Bend, Martin was head coach and offensive coordinator for Grand
Valley State University from 2004-2009 and compiled a 74-7 (.914) record,
including an impressive 16-4 record in the NCAA Division II Playoffs. He and
the Lakers won back-to-back national championships in 2005 and 2006 and
finished runner-up in 2009. He directed Grand Valley State to 48 consecutive
regular-season victories and 45 straight wins in the Great Lakes
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). He also guided the Lakers to a
Division II record 40-game winning streak from 2005-07. Martin produced seven
Associated Press First-Team All-America players as head coach.
GVSU, Martin's offenses averaged 35.1 points, 208 rushing and 427 total yards
per game. The Lakers ranked among the top-25 nationally in total offense in
five of six seasons and ranked in the top-27 in scoring offense in all but one
season. In that time, his offense scored at least 30 points in 56 of 81 games
and scored at least 40 points in 34 contests.
of those offenses were led by quarterbacks who were developed under Martin. In
six years, GVSU produced four Harlon Hill finalists, given annually to the NCAA
Division II Player of the Year (Cullen Finnerty in 2006 and Brad Iciek from
2007-09). In that span, Laker quarterbacks threw 184 touchdown passes and just
offenses were not just about the quarterback. In all six seasons, he produced a
1,000-yard rusher. In four of those seasons, a running back finished as a
top-10 rusher in Grand Valley State history.
becoming head coach, Martin served as the defensive coordinator for the Lakers
in 2003, helping GVSU win a national championship. Martin's defense allowed
just nine total points in the final three games of the playoff run and among
the ranked top-10 nationally in scoring, rushing and total defense that season.
served as the defensive backs and outside linebackers coach at GVSU from
2000-02. Prior to arriving in Allendale, Mich., Martin spent time at Eastern
Michigan (1998-1999, linebackers), Millikin University (1996-97, defensive
coordinator/defensive backs), Wittenberg University (1994-95, linebackers) and
Mankato State University (1992-93, graduate assistant/linebackers).
attending Millikin (1986-90), Martin was an All-American safety and was
selected as a GTE Academic All-American. He doubled as an All-American place
kicker, received Academic All-District honors for the Millikin baseball team
and was inducted into the Millikin Hall of Fame in 2008.
graduated in 1990 with a degree in accounting and earned his master's degree in
physical education from Mankato State University in 1993.
and his wife Dulcie have two children, Max, 13 and Emma, 9.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyFull Story >
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.Full Story >
Sunday, July 27 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:32:04 GMT
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. James Rolman, 72, was found in his car inside a silo at an abandoned trucking company at 205 Smalley Road Saturday in Lockland. Full Story >
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-28 07:21:57 GMT
A homicide victim has been identified after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday. According to court documents, Christopher R. McFerron was arrested after he fled from police on InterstatesFull Story >
A man has been arrested after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:11:46 GMT
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati. The main message expressed during today's rally was "I stand with Israel.Full Story >