Marty Fletcher

Marty Fletcher (born March 6, 1951)

Teams coached: VMI Keydets, Southwestern Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, Denver Pioneers, UCCS Mountain Lions
VMI record: 37-75 (.330)
Southwestern Louisiana record: 176-146 (.547)
Denver record^: 33-77 (.300)
UCCS record^: 5-22 (.185)
Overall record^: 251-320 (.440)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2003-2004 UCCS
2001-2004 UCCS (women’s)
1997-2001 Denver
1986-1997 Southwestern Louisiana
1982-1986 VMI
1978-1982 NC State (asst)
1976-1978 Niagara (asst)

Marty Fletcher Facts

  • Martin P. Fletcher
  • Born March 6, 1951
  • Hometown: Washington, D.C.
  • Alma Mater: University of Maryland (BA, 1973)
  • Graduated from DeMatha Catholic HS (MD) and played several years for legendary head coach Morgan Wootten before he was cut from the team before his senior year; came back during his undergrad years to help Wootten coaching the JV and later varsity squads
    • Coached at DeMatha throughout his four years at Maryland plus another three seasons after graduation (1969-76)
  • Moved up to the college ranks in 1976, spending two years as an assistant under Dan Raskin at Niagara
  • Spent four years at NC State, two each under Norm Sloan and Jim Valvano, where he was part of two NCAA Tournament teams
  • Hired as the head coach at VMI in 1982 and led the Keydets for four seasons; turned the program around from just 2 wins in his first season to a 16-14 record in his third, for which he was named 1985 SoCon COY
  • Left for Southwestern Louisiana in 1986 and coached the Ragin’ Cajuns for eleven seasons, going 176-146 overall
  • Became the head coach at Denver in 1997, then a Division II program about to move up to Division I
    • Was just 33-77 in four seasons but helped transition the program to the next level, joining the Sun Belt in 1999
  • Left Denver in 2001 and became the head women’s coach at D-II Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS)
    • Coached the women’s team for three seasons (37-45 overall) and for the 2003-04 he also coached the men’s team, a rare instance of double duty; was just 5-22 with the men’s team
  • Later worked for the Mountain West Conference as the Coordinator of Women’s Basketball Officials

Marty Fletcher Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the Division I and Division II levels (men’s basketball only)