Joe Martin is in his sixth season as the head coach of the Philadelphia University golf program.
The Rams enjoyed tremendous success during the 2013-14 campaign. Philadelphia won the Immaculata Invitational and two tri-matches. Joseph Parker became the first golfer to participate in the NCAA Regional Tournament, having qualified as an individual. At the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship, Philadelphia posted a sixth-place finish.
In 2013, Parker recorded the program’s highest individual finish in the CACC Championship with a ninth-place finish. The Rams came in sixth in the 2012 CACC Championship, matching its best-ever finish in the event.
In Martin’s first two seasons as the head coach, Philadelphia came in eighth place.
Prior to taking the head coaching position at Philadelphia University, Martin was the varsity head coach at Nazaerth Academy High School. While at Nazareth started the girl’s golf team.
Along with his experience at Nazareth Academy, Martin has held positions at golf institutions such as Dick's Sporting Goods and Somerton Springs Golf Shop. In the positions he held with these organizations he assisted golfers as a club technician, club fitter, and as a teacher of the game of golf. It is this experience that has given him a vast knowledge of the game, in the areas of the equipment, rules, and the mental aspects of the game that assists both players and teams in accomplishing their goals.
A 1980 graduate of St. Joseph's University, Martin resides in the Philadelphia area.