Martin Bayless

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Martin Bayless
Philadelphia Stars
Position:Special teams coordinator & Defensive backs coach
Personal information
Born: (1962-10-11) October 11, 1962 (age 60)
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
Career information
High school:Dayton (OH) Belmont
College:Bowling Green
NFL Draft:1984 / Round: 4 / Pick: 101
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
As an administrator:
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at PFR

Martin Ashley Bayless (born October 11, 1962) is a former American football cornerback/safety and American football coach who is the special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach for the Philadelphia Stars of the United States Football League (USFL). He played 13 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) and played college football at Bowling Green State University. He holds the record for most career interceptions in NCAA history with 27. After retiring from the NFL in 1998, he joined the Buffalo Bills as a Front Office Executive in 2000. He transitioned into coaching in the college ranks, and he has since held jobs with several professional football organizations.

In 2018, Bayless became the assistant special teams coordinator and secondary coach for the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football.[1] The following year, he joined the XFL's Los Angeles Wildcats as special teams coordinator and safeties coach.[2]

In 2022, Bayless joined the Philadelphia Stars of the United States Football League as the defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator.[3]


  1. ^ Inabinett, Mark (October 9, 2018). "Cadillac Williams joins Birmingham Iron coaching staff". The Birmingham News. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  2. ^ Los Angeles Wildcats [@XFLWildcats] (October 14, 2019). "It's official! We'd like to introduce our coaching staff 💪 They'll be leading the charge tomorrow during the #XFLDraft!" (Tweet). Retrieved October 15, 2019 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Archdeacon, Tom (July 3, 2022). "Archdeacon: A pro like no other plans his return to Dayton". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved April 11, 2023.

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