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Kirk Martin

Kirk Martin
Head Coach, Women's Basketball

Kirk Martin has been the head women's basketball coach at Cedarville University since the 2001-02 season. After building the Lady Jackets into one of the top NAIA programs in the country, he has guided them to a successful transition in NCAA Division II.

Martin’s teams have averaged 25.5 wins per season during his tenure. CU has amassed one NCCAA title, two NAIA Division II national runner-up finishes, and six conference championships.

Prior to Martin’s arrival, the Lady Jackets had won 20 games in a season twice. He has accomplished the feat 11 times including back-to-back 35-win campaigns in 2004 and 2005.

Cedarville posted an 18-10 record last winter and was 13-3 in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. The women were among the G-MAC leaders the entire season and advanced to the league tournament semifinals.

The Lady Jackets ended up 20-10 in their first active NCAA season in 2012-13 and posted a 24-8 mark during its NCAA provisional year in 2011-12. CU captured the NCCAA Midwest Region banner each year, was the 2012 NCCAA runner-up, and also claimed the 2012 Ohio Independent Championship title.

Cedarville made its eighth and final appearance at the 2011 NAIA Division II National Tournament which featured a surprising run to the quarterfinals. The Lady Jackets knocked off perennial powers Saint Francis (Ind.) and Ozarks before losing to unbeaten Davenport to finish the season 24-10.

Martin guided Cedarville to five straight NAIA national tournament appearances from 2003 through 2007 including back-to-back runner-up finishes in 2004 and 2005. The Jackets ended up with a 17-8 record at the event with a semifinals achievement in 2007, quarterfinals efforts in 2006 and 2011, and a pair of second round showings.

Martin’s club owned American Mideast Conference titles from 2003 through 2007 assembling an 86-4 record during that timespan. CU ran off three straight undefeated league campaigns in the AMC South Division from 2004 through 2006 which included a conference-record 72-game winning streak.