The Oswego State Athletic Department announced today that Ryan Martin has been named the head menâ€™s lacrosse coach at Oswego. Martin joins the Lakers after having served as the assistant coach at Nazareth College for the past four seasons.
The Amherst, Mass. native served as defensive and recruiting coordinator for the Golden Flyers as well as film coordinator. His efforts helped Nazareth capture the Empire 8 Championship and receive trips to the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2007 and 2009 and an ECAC Championship in 2008. In four seasons with the Golden Flyers, Martin has worked with eight USILA All-Americans, two Empire 8 Conference Players of the Year, and four USILA Scholar All-Americans. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, he served as the Nazareth intramural director.
Prior to joining the coaching staff at Nazareth, Martin had two stints as an assistant coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the 2006 season and Hampden-Sydney College for the 2005 season. He was responsible for working with goalies and defense at both institutions, while also serving as the recruiting coordinator at RPI. Martin also served as the interim head coach RPI during the summer of 2006, continuing the recruiting process and communicating with incoming freshmen and potential recruits.
â€œWe are extremely pleased to have Ryan Martin taking over the leadership of our menâ€™s lacrosse programâ€, said Tim Hale, Oswego State Athletic Director. â€œHe brings a wealth of high level experience as a player and coach to our program. His experience and enthusiam will provide the guidance for future Laker success.â€
Martin is an active clinician for Gamebreaker Lacrosse Camps for boys age 12-18 in New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Georgia during the summer months. He has assessed individual players and developed training sessions and individualized training regimens for campers.
As a player, Martin was a standout at Ithaca College where he played three seasons in goal for the Bombers and acted as team captain for two of those years. Martin earned All-America honors in 2002 and 2003 and was recognized as the Empire 8 Conference Player of the Year in 2002.
Martin graduated from Ithaca in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and is in the process of receiving his Masterâ€™s degree in Business Administration from Nazareth.