Frank Martin

Frank Martin (born March 23, 1966)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: UMass Minutemen
Current conference: Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10)
Kansas State record: 117-54 (.684)
South Carolina record: 171-147 (.538)
UMass record: 35-27 (.565)
Overall record: 323-228 (.586)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present UMass
2012-2022 South Carolina
2007-2012 Kansas State
2006-2007 Kansas State (asst)
2004-2006 Cincinnati (asst)
2000-2004 Northeastern (asst)

Frank Martin Facts

  • Francisco Jose Martin
  • Born March 23, 1966
  • Hometown: Miami, Florida
  • Alma Mater: Florida International University (BA, 1993)
  • Martin is a first-generation American and the son of Cuban political exiles
  • Began as a high school coach, first as an assistant at Miami HS, then as the head coach of North Miami HS, Miami HS and Booker T. Washington HS
  • Won three-straight state championships as Miami HS head coach, coaching future NBA players Udonis Haslem and Steve Blake
  • Started his collegiate coaching career at Northeastern as an assistant, first to Rudy Keeling and then to Ron Everhart
  • Spent three seasons – two at Cincinnati and one at Kansas State – as an assistant to Bob Huggins
  • In five seasons as head coach at Kansas State, won 117 games and led the Wildcats to four NCAA Tournaments and a trip to the 2010 Elite Eight
  • Took over as head coach at South Carolina in March 2012, inheriting a team that had won just 10 games the year before
    • By year four, Martin’s team won 25 games and made a trip to the 2016 NIT
    • The 2017 Gamecocks made the NCAA Tournament as an at-large 7-seed, upset three higher seeded teams en route to the first Final Four appearance in program history
    • Martin was fired in March 2022 following ten seasons at the helm; he was 171-147 overall
  • Hired later in March 2022 to be the new head coach at UMass, his wife’s alma mater

Frank Martin Coaching Tree