|Born||March 6, 1951|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|19??–19??||DeMatha Catholic HS (assistant)|
|1978–1982||NC State (assistant)|
|2001–2004||UCCS (women's HC)|
|2003–2004||UCCS (men's HC)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|Sun Belt Conference Tournament Champions (2)
Martin P. "Marty" Fletcher (born March 6, 1951) is an American retired college basketball coach. Coaching for over twenty seasons from the early 1980s to the 2004, Fletcher led three different Division I schools while winning two conference regular season and tournament championships while collecting over 250 total wins. During the 2003–04 season, Fletcher was the only coach in Division I or Division II to be the head coach for a school's men's and women's teams. That year, he took over the University of Colorado Colorado Springs' (UCCS) men's team for one season while also spending his third year in charge of the women's team.
He is a 1973 graduate of the University of Maryland.
Fletcher first became a head coach in 1982 for the Virginia Military Institute following the departure of his predecessor Charlie Schmaus. Schmaus had led the Keydets to a Sweet Sixteen appearance in 1977 and a 26–4 record, their best in school history. The team was led by future VMI Hall of Famer and NBA player Ron Carter. Despite the initial success, however, by the time Fletcher took over, the Keydets were coming off a 1–25 season and had only won five times in the past two years. In their first season under their new head coach, VMI continued to struggle with a 2–25 record, but showed significant improvement the following year and achieved a winning record by 1985 at 16–14. Fletcher then left the school the next season, leaving VMI with a .330 winning percentage.
Fletcher's most endured period of success came at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now known as Louisiana. As the Ragin' Cajuns head coach for eleven years, he led the school to a regular season and tournament championship in 1992 in their inaugural Sun Belt Conference season, as well as another tournament title in 1994. Seven of Fletcher's eleven years at Lafayette produced winning seasons.
Fletcher then left for the Denver Pioneers, who were a Division II school at the time of his arrival. He assisted the program in its transition to Division I and the Sun Belt, but could not produce a winning season at Denver. He left the school following the conclusion of the 2000–01 season.
Head coaching record
Note: These are for his college men's teams only. His time as UCCS's women's coach is not included in these records.
|VMI Keydets (Southern Conference) (1982–1986)|
|Southwestern Louisiana (Independent) (1986–1987)|
|Southwestern Louisiana (American South Conference) (1987–1991)|
|Southwestern Louisiana (Sun Belt Conference) (1991–1997)|
|1991–92||Southwestern LA||21–11||12–4||1st||NCAA Round of 32|
|1993–94||Southwestern LA||22–8||13–5||2nd||NCAA Round of 64|
|Denver (Division II) (1997–1998)|
|Denver (Independent) (1998–1999)|
|Denver (Sun Belt Conference) (1999–2001)|
|UCCS (Division II) (1997–1998)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- Marty Fletcher - Coaching Record. SportsReference.com. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
- Fitzgerald, Doug (November 16, 2003). "Fletcher provides new direction for 2003-04 season". University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Archived from the original on July 2, 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
- 2013-14 VMI Basketball Fact Book
- "Denver Head Men's Basketball Coach to Leave University". DenverPioneers.com. March 9, 2001.[permanent dead link]