Chuck Martin (American football)
Charles Thomas Martin (born January 8, 1968) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach at Miami University and was previously the offensive coordinator at the University of Notre Dame. Martin was the head coach at Grand Valley State University from 2004 to 2009, compiling a record of 74–7. His Grand Valley State Lakers won consecutive NCAA Division II Football Championships in 2005 and 2006 and were runners-up in 2009.
|Born||January 8, 1968|
Park Forest, Illinois
|Position(s)||Safety, placekicker (football)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1992–1993||Mankato State (GA)|
|1998–1999||Eastern Michigan (LB)|
|2000–2002||Grand Valley State (DB/OLB)|
|2003||Grand Valley State (DC/DB)|
|2004–2009||Grand Valley State|
|2010||Notre Dame (DB/RC)|
|2011||Notre Dame (S/RC)|
|2012–2013||Notre Dame (OC/QB)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||16–4 (NCAA D-II playoffs)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|2 NCAA D-II (2005–2006)|
5 GLIAC (2005–2009)
MAC East Division (2016)
|2x AFCA Division II Coach of the Year (2005–2006)|
Early life and educationEdit
Born and raised in Park Forest, Illinois in an Irish Catholic family, Martin graduated from Rich East High School in 1986. Martin attended Millikin University, an NCAA Division III school, and played both football and basketball. On the football team, Martin earned All-American honors as a safety and all-conference honors as a placekicker. Martin played at guard on the Millikin basketball team and averaged 9.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 4.2 assists as a senior.
From 2005 to 2009, Martin's Lakers football team did not lose a regular season game, and only lost two post-season games at the end of the 2007 and 2008 seasons, setting a record for consecutive wins, 48, breaking the previous mark of 29 games also set by the Lakers spanning from 2000 to 2003 by then head coach, Brian Kelly.
From 2005 to 2007, the Lakers under Martin set an all-time NCAA Division II record with 40 consecutive wins, breaking a half-century old mark set by in-state and in-conference rival Hillsdale College.
Martin was the offensive coordinator at Notre Dame for the 2012 season, where the Fighting Irish finished the regular season with a 12–0 record and a berth in the BCS National Championship Game.
On December 3, 2013, it was announced that Martin would be leaving his position at Notre Dame to take over as the head coach at Miami University for the 2014 season.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Grand Valley State Lakers (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (2004–2009)|
|2004||Grand Valley State||10–3||8–2||3rd||L NCAA Division II Quarterfinal|
|2005||Grand Valley State||13–0||9–0||1st||W NCAA Division II Championship|
|2006||Grand Valley State||15–0||10–0||1st||W NCAA Division II Championship|
|2007||Grand Valley State||12–1||9–0||1st||L NCAA Division II Semifinal|
|2008||Grand Valley State||11–1||10–0||1st||L NCAA Division II Quarterfinal|
|2009||Grand Valley State||13–2||9–1||1st||L NCAA Division II Championship|
|Grand Valley State:||74–7||55–3|
|Miami RedHawks (Mid-American Conference) (2014–present)|
|2016||Miami||6–7||6–2||T–1st (East)||L St. Petersburg|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
Assistant coaches under Chuck Martin who became NCAA head coaches:
- "Chuck Martin Named Notre Dame Defensive Backs Coach". Notre Dame Athletics. January 5, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
- "Ex-GVSU football coach Chuck Martin settling in at Notre Dame". Holland Sentinel. April 13, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
- "Chuck Martin to coach RedHawks". ESPN.com.