Richard D. Martin

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Richard D. Martin
Biographical details
Born(1932-07-14)July 14, 1932
LaCrosse, Wisconsin
DiedMarch 8, 2008(2008-03-08) (aged 75)
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1956–1959Yates Center HS (KS)
1960–1963Olathe HS (KS)
1964–1967Rose Polytechnic
1968–1971Washington University
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1978–1981West Virginia
1981–1985MVC (commissioner)
Head coaching record
Overall24–43–3 (college)

Richard D. Martin (July 14, 1932 – March 8, 2008) was an American football coach and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Rose Polytechnic Institute—now known as Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology—in Terre Haute, Indiana from 1964 to 1967 and Washington University of St. Louis from 1968 to 1971, compiling a career college football coaching record of 24–43–3.[1] Martin was the athletic director at West Virginia University from 1978 to 1981 and the commissioner of the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) from 1981 to 1985.[2]


  1. ^ "Richard Martin 1932-2008". Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "Former WVU AD Dies". WSAZ. Retrieved October 18, 2018.