Richard Martin Jr. (2007)
University of Central Arkansas
Four-year track letterman at UCA. In 1974, ran 220 in 21.5 in AIC championship meet and finished 2nd in 100-yd dash with 9.75.
In 1975 AIC meet won 100-yd dash in 10.0, anchored the 440 relay in a school record 40.9, anchored the mile relay in 3:16.1 and finished 2nd in 220 with 21.7. Won AIC individual high point with 23 points, leading UCA to the AIC championship.
In 1975, UCA’s mile relay team was 2nd at NAIA national, setting a school record of 3:08.96.
Became assistant UCA track coach in 1977 and head UCA track coach 1982 to present.
Teams he coached won five conference championships, and he was five-time NAIA District 17 Coach of the Year Area 5 and five-times AIC Coach of the Year. Coached three national champs 1986-89. Women’s cross country championship in 1998 and named Gulf South Coach of the Year.
Has coached thirty (30) UCA athletes that have been named All-Americans.