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Men's Basketball Associate Head Coach Chuck Martin Takes Head Coaching Position At Master's College
Liberty University men's basketball associate head coach Chuck Martin has been named the new head men's basketball coach at the Master's College, a NAIA school in Santa Clarita, Calif.
"I certainly am humbled and honored that Dr. MacArthur and Mr. Berry would choose me out of many outstanding coaches to be the next head basketball coach at The Master's College," stated Martin. "To be able to coach college basketball at a Christian college and in the highly competitive GSAC conference is a dream come true."
"I will certainly miss the people and the purpose of Liberty University," added Martin. "It has truly been a wonderful experience. To be a small part of the vision of Dr. Falwell and to spend five years with Coach Dunton living and learning the Division I experience is truly sometimes hard to fathom. I have been blessed beyond measure."
Martin just recently completed his fifth overall year with the Flames' basketball program and his first season as the program's associate head coach.
Martin was a member of the coaching staff during the 1997-98 season, while he rejoined the staff for the 2002-03 season where he quickly helped revitalize the program as Liberty posted the fifth-best turnaround amongst NCAA programs that season and finished second in the Big South Conference. Martin helped complete the turnaround in 2004 as the Flames claimed the program's second-ever Big South Conference title and made the school's second-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
"The Master's College has given a tremendous opportunity to Chuck Martin," commented Liberty University head men's basketball coach Randy Dunton. "I am thankful for Chuck's valuable contribution to the Liberty University Men's Basketball program. This promotion will be a vehicle of growth and outreach for both programs."
Prior to his days at Liberty, Martin posted a 283-89 career record in 14 seasons as a head coach at various high schools in Alaska, leading to two state championships, eight regional championships and 12 trips to the Alaska State tournament, while posting six undefeated seasons in league action.