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Demetrice Martin
Demetrice Martin

Pasadena, Calif.

High School:

Secondary/Cornerbacks Coach

3rd Year

Alma Mater:
Excelsior College '06


Dawgs Return To L.A. To Face 18th-Ranked USC

Huskies have beaten Trojans two seasons in a row - both on last-second field goals.


Washington vs. Oregon, Nov. 5, 2011

Huskies and Ducks play the final game at Husky Stadium prior to major renovations.

Demetrice Martin was named to Coach Steve Sarkisian's coaching staff in December, 2008. The 2011 season will be his third as the Huskies' secondary/cornerbacks coach.

Martin and his cornerbacks corps played a big role in the Huskies' late-season defensive surge in 2010, which culminated in a 19-7 victory over Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl. Washington's pass defense finished the year ranked No. 2 in the Pac-10

In his first season in Seattle in 2009, Martin coached a cornerbacks unit that often featured two freshman starters. Despite that, his corners showed distinct improvement through the season and were part of a defensive squad that gave up 62 fewer yards and 12 fewer points per game than the season before.

Martin also coached Desmond Trufant, the Huskies' freshman of the year and an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection in his first season of college football.

Prior to coming to Montlake, Martin completed a successful season as an assistant at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif. As an assistant coach, he helped the Mounties to a 12-2 record and a trip to the state title game.

In 2007, he was a defensive graduate assistant at USC, working with the secondary for the Trojans under former USC and current UW defensive coordinator Nick Holt. A product of Pasadena (Calif.) Muir High School, he was a high school teammate of former Husky cornerback Reggie Reser.

Martin went from Muir to Michigan State, where he played wide receiver and cornerback from 1992 to 1995, earning first-team All-Big Ten in 1994. He went on to play corner for the Scottish Claymores in NFL Europe and for the Houston Thunderbears in the Arena Football League. He also spent time on the practice squad with the St. Louis Rams in the NFL.

Prior to working on the USC staff, he spent three seasons as the pass defense coordinator at Mt. SAC (when he coached current Husky safety Jason Wells). He was also the secondary coach at Pasadena CC in 2001 and 2002 and began his career in coaching at Monrovia (Calif.) High (1999-2000).

In each of his two seasons working on the USC coaching staff, the Trojans won the Pac-10 Conference title and the Rose Bowl. Among the players he helped coach was safety Taylor Mays, the Pac-10 Co-Freshman of the Year in 2006 and a first-team All-American in 2007.

Martin earned his bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y., in 2006. He and his wife, Tiffany, have a son, Cole, and a daughter, Kori.

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