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Jose "Chuck" Martin is a New York City native college basketball coach, currently an assistant at the University of South Carolina. Martin was head coach at Marist College, a position he held for five seasons. He replaced Matt Brady, who became the head coach at James Madison University. Martin came to Marist after having spent the 2006-08 seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Memphis. The Tigers reached the national championship game in the 2007-08 season, and set a single-season Division I record for most victories with 38. The previous year, Memphis went 33-4 and reached the Elite Eight. The Tigers also became the first team in the history of Conference USA to compile a perfect regular season while winning the conference tournament.

Chuck Martin
Current position
TitleAssistant coach
TeamSouth Carolina
Biographical details
Born (1969-06-28) June 28, 1969 (age 50)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Playing career
1989–1991Champlain JC
Position(s)Point guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1999–2000Manhattan (asst.)
2000–2001UMass (asst.)
2001–2004Drexel (asst.)
2004–2006St. John's (asst.)
2006–2008Memphis (asst.)
2013–2014Oklahoma City Thunder (scout)
2014–2017Indiana (asst.)
2017–presentSouth Carolina (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall41–117 (.259)

In his first season at Marist, Martin guided the Red Foxes to 10 victories. Marist set a program record for fewest points allowed to a Division I opponent in a 57-35 win over Hartford, and also set a MAAC Tournament record for fewest points allowed in a 43-40 opening-round triumph over Iona.

After going 48-118 in five seasons, Martin was fired from Marist.[1]

After an assistant coaching stint at Indiana, Martin joined Frank Martin's staff at South Carolina.[2]

Head coaching recordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Marist Red Foxes (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) (2008–2013)
2008–09 Marist 10–23 4–14 T–9th
2009–10 Marist 1–29 1–17 10th
2010–11 Marist 6–27 3–15 T–9th
2011–12 Marist 14–17 7–11 8th
2012–13 Marist 10–21 6–12 8th
Marist: 41–117 21–69
Total: 41–117


Martin is a 1993 graduate of Monmouth University with a bachelor's degree in Communications. He and his wife, Lee, have three children.[3]


  1. ^ Borzello, Jeff. "Chuck Martin out as head coach at Marist". Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  2. ^ Russell, Eric (June 19, 2017). "Former Indiana assistant Chuck Martin hired by Gamecocks". Aiken Standard. Retrieved June 19, 2017.
  3. ^ "Player Bio: Chuck Martin". May 21, 2010.