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Robin Martin
Position: James P. Tuppeny Head Men's Coach - Middle Distance
Alma Mater: University of Pennsylvania
Experience: 6 Years
Phone: 215-898-6149
Email: rmartin@upenn.edu
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Robin Martin was named the James P. Tuppeny Head Coach of Men's Track & Field on June 1, 2012. He enters his third season in that capacity in 2014-15. A former All-American at Penn, Martin also serves as the middle distance coach for both the men's and women's programs.

In his first season at the helm of the men's program, seven men qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships - a record number in the new regional format. The men promptly eclipsed that record in Martin's second year with 11 qualifiers. Among that group, Maalik Reynolds earned two first-team All-America accolades in the high jump, Sam Mattis garnered first-team status in the discus in 2014 and Thomas Awad was an honorable mention selection as a freshman in the 5,000 meters.

At the 2014 Penn Relays, Awad became the second Penn athlete to run a sub-four minute mile -- and the first in 40 years -- en route to the title in the Olympic Development mile. Meanwhile, Reynolds became the first Quaker since 1907 to win multiple Penn Relays titles in the high jump. 

Awad also won the 2013 USA Junior championship in the 5,000 meters and was joined by teammate Brendan Smith at the Pan-American Junior Championships in Colombia. Most recently, Brendan Shearn qualified for the World Junior Championships with a silver-medal performance in the 10,000 meters at the 2014 USA Junior Championships. 

Martin spent four seasons on the Penn coaching staff prior to his appointment as head coach, including two seasons as an assistant coach for the Quakers, working primarily with sprints, middle distance and as an assistant cross country coach. He spent the previous two seasons as a volunteer assistant working with middle distance runners.

Martin worked with Darryll Oliver in each of his first three years on the coaching staff, which led to three straight NCAA Championships appearances in the 800 meters. In 2008-09, Martin helped to guide Oliver to the outdoor Heptagonal title in the event. Oliver and Brian Fulton each qualified for 2009 NCAA Regionals in the 800 meters with Oliver posting the third-best time in school history and Fulton reaching ninth all-time.

As an athlete, Martin was an 11-time Ivy League champion in the Red and Blue, and a two-time All-American. Martin was third at NCAA's as a junior in the 800 meters. He was also a world junior champion in the 4x400 relay. He holds the school records in the indoor 500 meters and is in the all-time top 10 at Penn in the indoor 800 meters (third) and 1,000 meters (second), and outdoor 400 meters (sixth) and 800 meters (third).

Martin attended Penn from 1996-2000. He currently lives in Philadelphia with his daughter, Audrey.


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