Oct. 2, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's lacrosse team announced the addition of volunteer assistant coach Casey Martin Wednesday (Oct. 2). Martin joins the fold after serving as an assistant at Vassar College last season. Previously, he was an assistant at Wagner College from 2010-11.
"We took our time to find the right guy to join our staff," said U-M head coach John Paul. "I really feel that we've found a great one in Casey. He is a young, talented coach with just enough experience to hit the ground running for us."
Martin, who was the recruiting coordinator at Wagner prior to his stint at Vassar, arrives in Ann Arbor with experience as both a coach and a player. At Wagner, Martin worked on both sides of the ball -- with the offensive unit and with the goalies. He assisted in the organization of practices, film breakdown, scouting and national recruiting.
"I am thrilled, as well as honored, to join the Michigan family and the men's lacrosse program," said Martin of his appointment. "I am excited to help Coach Paul and his staff continue to build upon the foundation that they have created, and I look forward to the challenges and tremendous opportunities ahead. Go Blue!"
Prior to joining the Wagner staff, Martin was the men's head lacrosse coach and player for the Manchester Wasconians in Manchester, England, for the 2009-10 season.
Martin was a three-year lacrosse letterman at Fairfield University from 2005-07. He was a member of the Fairfield team that won the Great Western Lacrosse championship in 2005 and participated in the NCAA Championships that same year. Martin graduated from Fairfield with a B.S. in finance in 2008 and with an MBA in management from Wagner in 2012.
As a scholastic player at Fayetteville-Manlius High School, Martin was a three-year starter and team captain in 2003 and 2004. He ranks in the top 10 in school history in goals and points. For his accomplishments in lacrosse and as a football team captain, Martin was elected into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.
Martin will be primarily responsible the goalie unit and running the box during games. He will also be responsible for developing the program's new iPad-based systems for distributing information, scouting reports, playbooks and video.