Came to Boston College after serving as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for one season (2011) at New Mexico State. There, he helped lead the Aggies to an average 398 yards of total offense per game and 273 passing yards per game; ranked 25th among Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams in passing offense.
Served as Kent State head coach and offensive coordinator for seven seasons (2004-10); guided the Golden Flashes to a 29-53 record.
Regarded as one of the nation's premier quarterback mentors. His list of protégés includes Miami Dolphins quarterback David Garrard, Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Cribbs, one of only four quarterbacks in NCAA history to rush for 3,500 yards and throw for 7,000 yards in his career, and New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, who broke Cribbs' single-season Kent State record for total offense as a senior quarterback in 2008.
Joined the Kent State staff as offensive coordinator under Dean Pees in January 2003; guided the Golden Flashes to an average of 26.8 points per game and scored at least 30 points in eight games that fall.
Was named the Kent State's head coach on March 1, 2004; signed a four-year extension following a 2006 campaign during which Kent State improved by five wins.
From 2006-10, Martin's offense at Kent State averaged 422.6 yards and 26.3 points per game. The team recorded a remarkable 16,907 yards of total offense during that span.
Coached 20 Kent State players that earned All-Mid-American Conference accolades from 2007-10, including 2010 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Roosevelt Nix, Eugene Jarvis, who was atop the active Football Bowl Subdivision running backs list with 3,722 career yards on the ground, and Brian Lainhart, whose 17 career interceptions was also tops among active FBS players.
Coached four players were selected in the NFL draft - Jameson Konz (2010; Seattle), Usama Young (2007; New Orleans), Jack Williams (2008; Denver) and Julian Edelman (2009; New England).
Spent 11 seasons at East Carolina University (1992-2002); served as offensive coordinator during his last seven seasons. Also served as the tight ends coach and special team's coordinator for two seasons (1992-93) and two years as wide receivers coach (1994-95) while at East Carolina University.
Advanced to five bowl games while at East Carolina University; the Liberty Bowl (1994,1995), the GMAC (formerly Mobile Alabama) Bowl (1999, 2001) and the galleryfurniture.com Bowl (2000).
Played a significant role in the development of East Carolina State quarterback David Garrard, who broke 28 school passing records and total offensive records from 1998-01.
Coached three of the top six receivers in East Carolina University history - Jason Nichols, Terrance Cooper and Mitchell Galloway.
Spent the 1988-91 seasons at East Tennessee State University. Coached the running backs for one season then served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks/wide receivers coach during his final three years.
Served as a graduate assistant at Kentucky from 1986-87.
Was a four-year letterman at Kentucky from 1981-84, spending time as a part-time starter at quarterback before injuries limited him to the holder role.
Earned a bachelor's degree in history from Kentucky in 1985.
A native of Oak Ridge, Tenn.
NOTABLE PROFESSIONALS COACHED
QB David Garrard, East Carolina
Recorded more than 9000 passing yards and 1000 rushing yards at ECU (1998-01); member of the Dolphins, drafted by the Jaguars in 2002
WR/R/QB Josh Cribbs, Kent State
Member of the Cleveland Browns; holds NFL record for kickoff returns for TDs; set Kent State records in seven categories, including passing yardage (7,169) and touchdowns (41) as a QB (2001-04)
WR/PR/CB/QB Julian Edelman, Kent State
2009 draft choice of the Patriots; broke Joshua Cribbs' single-season school record for total offense as a senior QB in 2008.