Jarred Martin, who spent the last 10 season on the coaching staff at Duke University, was named Ohio State's head coach on Dec. 16, 2016.
“We are very excited to welcome Jarred to the Buckeye family,” said Shaun Richard, Associate AD for Sport Administration. “He’s been around winning cultures his entire career and helped to build Duke into an elite program. He’s also had the opportunity to coach the nation’s highest-level athletes with USA Field Hockey. Those combined experiences make him uniquely qualified to lead our field hockey program. I’m thrilled our student-athletes will have the opportunity to learn and grow in all aspects of their lives under his guidance.”
Martin, the Blue Devils’ associate head coach, helped the Blue Devils achieve the No. 1 overall seed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils finished 16-4 overall, won the ACC regular season title and produced two All-Americans. Under Martin’s tutelage, Duke’s offense ranked in the top 10 nationally in goals per game (3.35), assists per game (3.15) and points per game (9.85). The Blue Devils scored four or more goals in a game on five occasions during the 2016 season and had seven players finish with double figure points.
“I am truly grateful and excited to be named the head coach at The Ohio State University,” said Martin. “You come to a place like Ohio State to work with some of the best student-athletes in the world. I am looking forward to bringing my playing and coaching experiences, as well as my love for this sport, to the team. I can’t wait to get started.
“I would like to thank Shaun Richard, Gene Smith and the search committee for giving me this opportunity. They believe in my vision for this program and understand what I will bring to this team every day as we play to compete in the Big Ten and national scene. My hope is that our student-athletes walk away from their experience at Ohio State with a deep love for this program, their teammates and this university.”
Since his first season in 2007, Duke amassed a record of 124-79 as Martin helped guide the program to seven NCAA Tournament appearances and Final Four berths in 2013 and 2015 (the 2013 squad played in the NCAA championship game). During that time, Duke produced 16 All-Americans, 32 All-South honorees and 19 All-ACC picks. He was promoted to associate head coach before the 2013 season.
“I would also like to thank [head coach] Pam Bustin, [senior associate athletics director and SWA] Jacki Silar, and the Duke field hockey team for my time at Duke,” said Martin. “It is a place that I have called home for the past 10 years and I will treasure so many great memories I have experienced over that time.”
Prior to his arrival at Duke, Martin served as an assistant coach at Skidmore College, where he led the Thoroughbreds to three Liberty League titles and two runner-up finishes as well as five NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the Final Four. In addition, he coached 10 All-America selections, two league player of the year choices and one ECAC Player of the Year pick.
Martin’s coaching experience also reaches beyond the collegiate level as he is involved in the U.S. coaching system. He was named the United States Junior Women’s High Performance head coach for the U17 squad in June of 2015 after serving as an assistant coach with the team for five years. He also works with the South High Performance Training Center (HPTC), which won the Women’s’ National Championships in May of 2014. Martin earned a Level III Accreditation from USA Field Hockey in the summer of 2010.
Martin, a native of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., retired from the U.S. Men’s National field hockey squad in the spring of 2012 after 12 seasons with the team. As the starting center forward, Martin traveled to over 25 countries on four continents representing the United States. One of the team leaders in goals and caps, he competed in three Pan American Games, two Olympic Qualifiers, two World Cup Qualifiers and three Pan American Cups. He ended his career with 104 caps.
A graduate of the University at Albany, Martin earned a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry in 2005 after receiving Dean’s List recognition each semester and graduating magna cum laude. He completed a masters in sports administration in May, 2012.
Martin replaces Anne Wilkinson, who coached the Buckeyes for 21 years and won 236 games with three Big Ten regular season championships and a NCAA Final Four appearance.
MARTIN’S COACHING EXPERIENCE
2013-2016: Associate head coach, Duke University
2007-2013: Assistant coach, Duke University
2015-present: Head coach, United States U-17 National Team
2012-15: Member of the coaching staff for U-17 National Team
2011-2012: Member of the coaching staff for the United States U-19 National Team
2009-2016: Member of the coaching staff at USA Junior National Team Camp
2008-2016: Head coach for Senior and Junior programs in the South Region (2014-2016) and assistant coach (2008-13) at USA High Performance Centers
2001-2007: Assistant coach, Skidmore College
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT JARRED MARTIN
“I’m extremely excited for Jarred. He’s worked hard for this opportunity and is well prepared to start the next chapter in his coaching career. Ohio State had made a fantastic choice and I know he’ll do an outstanding job in leading his own program to an elite level.” –Pam Bustin, head field hockey coach, Duke University
“Jarred is a strong and excellent leader both on and off the playing field. He is a former national team member, U.S. National Junior Coach and intercollegiate coach and with these experiences he is prepared for the head coaching position at Ohio State. He has all the tools to be very successful. Over the past 10 years at Duke he has positioned himself to be mentored by some of the top coaches in the country. Duke University will miss Jarred, but wish him well as he continues with his life journey as Ohio State’s head coach.” –Jacki Silar, Senior Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator, Duke University