Damon Martin (2007)
Damon attended U of A Monticello where he was two times named All-American in track. In 1984 he won the 800 and 1500 meters and finished 2nd in the 5000 at the AIC championships.
In 1985 he finished in 2nd place in the NAIA national championships in the 1500. He was All-conference seven times and has the UAM school record in the 1500 meters, mile and 5000 meters. He qualified for Olympic trials at 5000 meters in 1988.
Martin has been the head women’s track and cross country coach at Adams State since 1989 and men’s coach since 1996. His teams have won 32 conference titles and 14 national championships.
He has been named conference coach of the year 27 times and national coach of the year 14 times at the Division II NCAA level. He has coached 397 All-Americans and 45 individual national champions.
In 2003 his men’s and women’s teams won the Division II national cross country championships.
Damon is in the top five ever in total track and cross country national championships and the Division II level.