August 5, 2010

Jayson Martin Promoted to Interim Head Football Coach at Rose-Hulman

TERRE HAUTE, IN – Jayson Martin has been promoted to interim head coach of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology football team for the 2010 season.

Martin enters his third year on the coaching staff at Rose-Hulman and served as the team’s offensive coordinator in 2009.  He takes the place of Steve Englehart, who accepted the offensive coordinator position at NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision member Indiana State University earlier this week.

Rose-Hulman’s offensive unit established 15 individual and team school records in Martin’s first season as offensive coordinator last fall.  Six members of the offensive unit earned all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference accolades last season, including four-year starting quarterback Derek Eitel as league Offensive Player of the Year.

Martin will lead the Fightin’ Engineers through the season on an interim basis, and a national search for the permanent head coaching position will begin at the conclusion of the campaign.

As a college player, Martin earned four varsity letters as a member of the Kentucky State University football program.  He competed on the Pioneer Bowl championship squad in 1997.

Prior to his Rose-Hulman experience, Martin coached for four seasons as offensive coordinator at Holy Trinity Academy High School in Florida and spent one season at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Ky.  He spent one season as a volunteer assistant on the Kentucky State University coaching staff in 2001.

Rose-Hulman finished 6-4 last fall for its fourth consecutive winning season for the first time since 1987-90.  The Engineers, who have won six or more games for four straight years for the first time in school history, open the season on Sept. 11 at DePauw University