Chuck Martin (American football)

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Chuck Martin
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Miami (OH)
Conference MAC
Record 13–31
Biographical details
Born (1968-01-08) January 8, 1968 (age 49)
Park Forest, Illinois
Playing career
Football
1987–1989 Millikin
Basketball
1986–1990 Millikin
Position(s) Safety/placekicker (football)
Guard (basketball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1992–1993 Mankato State (GA)
1994–1995 Wittenberg (LB)
1996–1997 Millikin (DC/DB)
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)
2014–present Miami (OH)
Head coaching record
Overall 87–38
Bowls 0–1
Tournaments 16–4 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 NCAA D-II National (2005–2006)
5 GLIAC (2005–2009)
Awards
2x AFCA Division II Coach of the Year (2005–2006)

Charles Thomas "Chuck" 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 National Football Championships in 2005 and 2006 and were runners-up in 2009.

Early life and education[edit]

Born and raised in Park Forest, Illinois in an Irish Catholic family, Martin graduated from Rich East High School in 1986.[1][2] Martin attended Division III Millikin University 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.[1] Martin played at guard on the Millikin basketball team and averaged 9.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 4.2 assists as a senior.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

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.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
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)
2014 Miami 2–10 2–6 6th (East)
2015 Miami 3–9 2–6 T–5th (East)
2016 Miami 6–7 6–2 T–1st (East) L St. Petersburg
2017 Miami 2–5 1–2 (East)
Miami: 13–31 11–16
Total: 87–38
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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