Dino Martin

Dino Martin (1920-1999)

Teams coached: Boston College Eagles
Boston College record: 109-102 (.517)
Overall record: 109-102 (.517)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1958)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1953-1962 Boston College

Dino Martin Facts

  • Donald E. Martin
  • Born May 25, 1920
  • Died July 24, 1999
  • Hometown: Newport, Rhode Island
  • Alma Mater: Georgetown University (BA, 1942)
  • Played for the Georgetown Hoyas from 1939-42, where he was coached by Hall of Famer Elmer Ripley
    • Spent two years playing professionally for the Providence Steamrollers of the BAA
  • Coached basketball and tennis at the La Salle Academy in Providence for three years
  • Became the head basketball coach at Boston College in 1953, leading the team for nine seasons
    • Went 109-102 overall and in 1958, led the Eagles to their first-ever NCAA Tournament
    • Finished .500 or better in six of the nine seasons he was at the helm
  • After BC, Martin worked as a tennis pro and sports coordinator for Kirtland Country Club in Ohio
  • Worked at Kirtland for seventeen years and then retired and moved to Florida
  • Passed away in 1999 at the age of 79 in Bonita Springs, FL

Dino Martin Coaching Tree

  • Kevin Loughery (Heat, Bullets, Bulls, Hawks, Nets, 76ers)
  • Frank Power (Boston College)