August 30, 1896|
|Died||January 20, 1966
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1924–1928||Western State Normal/Teachers|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Earl Thomas Martineau (August 30, 1896 – January 20, 1966) was an American football player and coach. He played halfback at the University of Minnesota and was selected as an All-American in 1922 and 1923 and served as the captain of the 1923 Minnesota team. After graduating from Minnesota, Martineau became a football coach. From 1924 to 1928, he was the head football coach at Western Michigan University, then known as Western State Normal School and Western State Teachers College, compiling a record of 26–10–2 in five seasons. His 1926 team tallied a record of 7–1. Martineau later served as a backfield coach for Purdue. In 1932, Martineau began a long association with Fritz Crisler. He was the backfield coach for Crisler at Princeton University from 1932 to 1937 and an assistant coach under Crisler at the University of Michigan from 1938 to 1945.
Early life and playing career
Martineau attended West High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1917. He enlisted with the United States Marine Corps and served overseas from 1917 to 1919. He died of a heart attack in 1966.
Head coaching record
|Western State Normal Hilltoppers (Independent) (1924–1926)|
|1924||Western State Normal||5–1–1|
|1925||Western State Normal||6–2–1|
|1926||Western State Normal||7–1|
|Western State Teachers Hilltoppers (Michigan Collegiate Conference) (1927–1928)|
|1927||Western State Teachers||3–4||0–2|
|1928||Western State Teachers||5–2||1–1|
|Western State Normal/Teachers:||26–10–2||1–3|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
- "MARTINEAU NAMED AIDE AT PRINCETON; Back-Field Coach at Purdue to Be Assistant to Crisler, New Football Mentor. A GRADUATE OF MINNESOTA Captained the Gopher Eleven In 1923 -- Will Report to Tiger School on April 4.". The New York Times. March 22, 1932. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
- "Services Held For Ex-Gopher All-American". Chicago Tribune. January 21, 1966.