Jason Martin returns for a third season on the Stony Brook staff as the defensive line coach. Last season he saw one of his group, Adam Soivilien, lead the team in tackles as the unit combined to make 21 stops behind the line of scrimmage and register 10.5 quarterback sacks. In his first year with Stony Brook, Martin's defensive line totaled over 130 tackles, including 15 for a loss.
Martin joined the Stony Brook coaching staff after working the 2005 season as an assistant defensive line coach at Lehigh University. Prior to Lehigh he served as the defensive tackles coach at the University at Albany. While at Albany Martin had a myriad of responsibilities ranging from daily preparation of drills, meetings, game planning and player evaluation. Martin also was responsible for recruiting portions of New York, Florida and Arkansas.
Prior to Albany, Martin was an assistant football/strength and conditioning coach at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass. During his time at WPI, Martin worked to improve the defensive line and overall strength of the team. He developed and implemented in-season and off-season lifting programs. Martin was also the Athletic-Academic Liaison, helping his student-athletes excel in the classroom.
Martin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology with a minor in criminal justice in 2000 from the University at Albany. He also received his master's degree in education from Albany four years later.