Damon Martin

Damon Martin, Director of Track and Field/Cross Country, is the main instructor for the high altitude training class.  Winner of 29 National Coach of the Year awards, Martin is recognized as one of the best coaches in the country, especially with distance runners, his specialty.

Now in his 23rd year in charge of the women’s program and 17th at the helm of the men’s (including an interim year in 1988), Martin has coached a total of 25 National Championship teams (17 women’s cross country, 6 men’s cross country, 1 women’s indoor track & field, 1 men’s indoor track & field), including a stretch of nine straight women’s cross country titles from 1991-99, another stretch of seven straight women’s titles from 2003-09 and a current stretch of three straight men’s cross country national titles (2008-10). He has also guided athletes to 813 combined all-America honors and 83 individual national championships while coaching seven national championship relay teams.