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Doug Martin - Inducted 2011

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A basketball coach for 46 years, Martin guided Dakota Wesleyan to four conference titles and a national tournament berth in 17 seasons.

Martin coached college men’s basketball for 31 years in South Dakota, starting as an assistant at the University of South Dakota from 1974-78.

He was Mount Marty’s head coach for four years, then was USD’s coach for six. His teams were 68-46 at Mount Marty and 51-116 at USD.

At Dakota Wesleyan, from 1988 until retiring in 2005, Martin’s Tigers had a 252-256 record. He led DWU to conference titles in 1990, 1992, 1995 and 1997, and the 1995 team reached the NAIA Division II national tourney.

He was Coach of the Year three times while at DWU (1989-90 and ’98-99 in the South Dakota-Iowa Conference and 2000-01 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference). He was the College Men’s Coach of the Year for 1990 as chosen by the South Dakota Sportswriters Association. He also was the NAIA District 12 Coach of the Year in 1980 while at Mount Marty.

Martin also was the athletic director at Mount Marty from 1980-82 and at DWU from 1990-99.

He was a basketball coach in Wisconsin from 1959-74, all at the prep level except for two years as an assistant at Wisconsin-La Crosse.

At Logan High School in La Crosse, Martin played football, basketball and baseball. He was on the basketball team at the University of Wisconsin before transferring to Wisconsin-La Crosse for his final 2€ seasons.

Doug and his dad, Rod, were the first father and son to be inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Association Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the DWU and Mount Marty halls of fame.

Martin was a high school and college football referee from 1961-91 and a prep basketball ref from 1965-91.


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