Ben Martin

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Ben Martin
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Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1921-06-27)June 27, 1921
Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
Died July 24, 2004(2004-07-24) (aged 83)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Playing career
1941
1942–1944
Princeton
Navy
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1949–1954
1956–1957
1958–1977
Navy (assistant)
Virginia
Air Force
Head coaching record
Overall 102–116–10
Bowls 0–2–1
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

Benjamin S. Martin (June 27, 1921 – July 24, 2004) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Virginia from 1956 to 1957 and at the United States Air Force Academy from 1958 to 1977, compiling a career college football record of 102–116–10. Martin was a native of Prospect Park, Pennsylvania. He played college football at Princeton University in 1941 and then moved to the United States Naval Academy, from which he graduated in 1946. Martin was an assistant football coach at Navy from 1949 to 1954. He died on July 24, 2004 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Virginia Cavaliers (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1956–1957)
1956 Virginia 3–7 1–4 8th
1957 Virginia 3–6–1 2–4 6th
Virginia: 6–13–1 3–8
Air Force Falcons (NCAA Independent) (1958–1977)
1958 Air Force 9–0–2 T Cotton 8 6
1959 Air Force 5–4–1
1960 Air Force 4–6
1961 Air Force 3–7
1962 Air Force 5–5
1963 Air Force 7–4 L Gator
1964 Air Force 4–5–1
1965 Air Force 3–6–1
1966 Air Force 4–6
1967 Air Force 2–6–2
1968 Air Force 7–3
1969 Air Force 6–4
1970 Air Force 9–3 L Sugar 11 16
1971 Air Force 6–4
1972 Air Force 6–4
1973 Air Force 6–4
1974 Air Force 2–9
1975 Air Force 2–8–1
1976 Air Force 4–7
1977 Air Force 2–8–1
Air Force: 96–103–9
Total: 102–116–10
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ben Martin, 83, Coach Of Air Force Football Team". The New York Times. August 1, 2004. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 

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