“The United Soccer Coaches organization, with over 30,000 members, is recognized as the largest global organization for soccer coaches. Dr. Jay Martin, Editor of its ‘Soccer Journal’ magazine, has once again honored me by publishing my article, ‘Inadvertently Failing Our Players,’ in the 2023 issue. I am deeply appreciative of this opportunity to share my insights with the D-7 soccer community!”
Dr. Jay Martin is a professor in Ohio Wesleyan's physical education department and served as the Battling Bishops' athletics director from 1985-2004. During his 19 years as athletics director, Ohio Wesleyan intercollegiate athletics enjoyed unprecedented success. Ohio Wesleyan won a conference-record 6 consecutive NCAC all-sports championships from 1988-94. More recently, the Battling Bishops finished in the top 25 of the NACDA Directors Cup NCAA Division III standings in 6 of the last 8 academic years under Martin's leadership.
Prior to joining the Ohio Wesleyan faculty, Martin served as a 2-sport assistant at The Ohio State University, from which he received both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Earlier, he was director of sport at the Munich, Germany, YMCA, coaching soccer, volleyball, basketball and lacrosse; and athletics director at the American International School at Dusseldorf.
Learn more about Dr. Jay Martin at Super Soccer Camp at Ohio Wesleyan University.