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Doug Martin (American football coach)

Douglas Franklin Martin (born February 4, 1963) is an American college football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach at New Mexico State University, a position he assumed in February 2013. Martin served in the same capacity at Kent State University from 2004 to 2010, where he compiled a record of 29–53.

Doug Martin
Martin at the 2015 Sun Belt Media Day
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamNew Mexico State
Biographical details
Born (1963-02-04) February 4, 1963 (age 56)
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Alma materKentucky
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1986–1987Kentucky (GA)
1988East Tennessee State (RB)
1989–1991East Tennessee State (OC/QB/WR)
1992–1993East Carolina (TE/ST)
1994–1995East Carolina (WR)
1996–2002East Carolina (OC)
2003Kent State (OC/QB)
2004–2010Kent State
2011New Mexico State (OC/QB)
2012Boston College (OC/QB)
2013–presentNew Mexico State
Head coaching record


Coaching careerEdit

Early positionsEdit

In 1992, Martin became an assistant coach at East Carolina University. He coached the Pirates tight ends and special teams his first two years and then took over the wide receivers. In 1996, he was promoted to offensive coordinator, a position he held until 2002.

Kent StateEdit

In 2004, Martin succeeded Dean Pees as head coach of the Kent State Golden Flashes football team. In his seven seasons in Kent, Martin had an overall record of 29–53. He resigned after the 2010 season finale win against Ohio University.

New Mexico StateEdit

Martin was announced as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the New Mexico State Aggies on March 9, 2011. Martin won the first bowl game in 57 years at NMSU in 2017.

Boston CollegeEdit

Martin was named offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Boston College by head coach Frank Spaziani on December 22, 2011.[1]

New Mexico StateEdit

In 2013, he was named head coach of the Aggies. In his first season, he led them to a 2–10 record, a one game improvement from the previous year. He led them to the same record the following year. He led them to 3–9 records in 2015 and 2016. In 2017, he led them to a 6–6 record. This was the first time the Aggies were bowl eligible since 2002. They were invited to the 2017 Arizona Bowl, their first bowl game appearance in 57 years. Of the 18 head coaches of the program over its history, he is only the eighth to have lasted five full seasons and the first in the 21st century. In 2017 Martin defeated the 57 year bowl drought at NMSU by defeating Utah State at the Arizona Bowl.

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Kent State Golden Flashes (Mid-American Conference) (2004–2010)
2004 Kent State 5–6 4–4 5th (East)
2005 Kent State 1–10 0–8 6th (East)
2006 Kent State 6–6 5–3 2nd (East)
2007 Kent State 3–9 1–7 7th (East)
2008 Kent State 4–8 3–5 T–4th (East)
2009 Kent State 5–7 4–4 4th (East)
2010 Kent State 5–7 4–4 4th (East)
Kent State: 29–53 21–35
New Mexico State Aggies (NCAA Division I FBS independent) (2013)
2013 New Mexico State 2–10
New Mexico State Aggies (Sun Belt Conference) (2014–2017)
2014 New Mexico State 2–10 1–7 T–9th
2015 New Mexico State 3–9 3–5 T–5th
2016 New Mexico State 3–9 2–6 T–8th
2017 New Mexico State 7–6 4–4 T–5th W Arizona
New Mexico State Aggies (NCAA Division I FBS independent) (2018–present)
2018 New Mexico State 3–9
New Mexico State: 20–53 10–22
Total: 49–106

Coaching treeEdit

Assistants under Martin who became college head coaches:


  1. ^ Blaudschun, Mark (December 23, 2011). "Doug Martin named BC offensive coordinator". The Boston Globe. Retrieved December 23, 2011.

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