Chuck Martin
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamMiami (OH)
Biographical details
Born (1968-01-08) January 8, 1968 (age 54)
Park Forest, Illinois
Playing career
Position(s)Safety, placekicker (football)
Guard (basketball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1992–1993Mankato State (GA)
1994–1995Wittenberg (LB)
1996–1997Millikin (DC/DB)
1998–1999Eastern Michigan (LB)
2000–2002Grand Valley State (DB/OLB)
2003Grand Valley State (DC/DB)
2004–2009Grand Valley State
2010Notre Dame (DB/RC)
2011Notre Dame (S/RC)
2012–2013Notre Dame (OC/QB)
2014–presentMiami (OH)
Head coaching record
Tournaments16–4 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
2 NCAA Division II (2005–2006)
5 GLIAC (2005–2009)
2 MAC East Division (2016, 2019)
1 MAC (2019)
AFCA Division II Coach of the Year (2005–2006)
GLIAC Coach of the Year (2007)

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

Early life and education

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 Millikin University, an NCAA Division III school, 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

From 2005 to 2009, Martin's Lakers football team only lost one regular season game (Hillsdale College, 2009), 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

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs AFCA#
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 25
2005 Grand Valley State 13–0 9–0 1st W NCAA Division II Championship 1
2006 Grand Valley State 15–0 10–0 1st W NCAA Division II Championship 1
2007 Grand Valley State 12–1 9–0 1st L NCAA Division II Semifinal 4
2008 Grand Valley State 11–1 10–0 1st L NCAA Division II Quarterfinal 4
2009 Grand Valley State 13–2 9–1 1st L NCAA Division II Championship 2
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 5–7 4–4 T–3rd (East)
2018 Miami 6–6 6–2 T–2nd (East)
2019 Miami 8–6 6–2 1st (East) L LendingTree
2020 Miami 2–1 2–1 T–3rd (East)
2021 Miami 7–6 5–3 2nd (East) W Frisco Football Classic
2022 Miami 0–0 0–0
Miami: 39–52 33–26
Total: 113–59
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ a b "Chuck Martin Named Notre Dame Defensive Backs Coach". Notre Dame Athletics. January 5, 2010. Archived from the original on November 28, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  2. ^ "Ex-GVSU football coach Chuck Martin settling in at Notre Dame". Holland Sentinel. April 13, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  3. ^'s%20Basketball_Men's_Division%20III_1990_424_Millikin%20University.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  4. ^ "Chuck Martin to coach RedHawks".