Doug Martin Named New Offensive Coordinator

By Greg Joyce

For the fourth time in three years, the Boston College football team has named a new offensive coordinator. Doug Martin will be the man calling the offense for the Eagles next year, as head coach Frank Spaziani announced the move on Thursday.

“Doug Martin is an excellent addition to our staff,” Spaziani said.  “He brings a wealth of experience, not only as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach but as a head coach as well.  Doug’s record of success, particularly in mentoring young quarterbacks, is impressive.”

Martin was most recently the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for New Mexico State this past season, where his Aggies averaged 398 yards of total offense per game, 273 coming through the air.

Before New Mexico State, Martin previously served as head coach and offensive coordinator from 2004-2010 at Kent State.

“I’m really excited to join the football staff at such a prestigious academic institution,” Martin said. “I look forward to working with Coach Spaziani and the fine student-athletes at Boston College.  It is an honor to have this opportunity.”

In his last five seasons at Kent State, Martin’s offense averaged 422.6 yards per game and 26.3 points per game.

Martin is known for being one of the country’s best quarterback mentors, and has coached most notably David Garrard and Joshua Cribbs.

This past season, the Eagles mustered just 18.2 points and 298.8 yards per game. The hope with this hire is that Martin will be able to push quarterback Chase Rettig to be one of the best in the ACC, a jump that he did not completely make from his freshman to sophomore year. Martin’s past offenses suggest an explosive air attack, but it remains to be seen how he will run the offense at BC.

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