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Jarred Martin

 
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Jarred Martin, who spent 10 seasons on the coaching staff at Duke University, was named Ohio State’s head coach on Dec. 16, 2016.

“We are very excited to welcome Jarred to the Buckeye family,” said Shaun Richard, Associate AD for Sport Administration. “He’s been around winning cultures his entire career and helped to build Duke into an elite program. He’s also had the opportunity to coach the nation’s highest-level athletes with USA Field Hockey. Those combined experiences make him uniquely qualified to lead our field hockey program. I’m thrilled our student-athletes will have the opportunity to learn and grow in all aspects of their lives under his guidance.”

Martin, the Blue Devils’ associate head coach, helped the Blue Devils achieve the No. 1 overall seed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils finished 16-4 overall, won the ACC regular season title and produced two All-Americans. Under Martin’s tutelage, Duke’s offense ranked in the top 10 nationally in goals per game (3.35), assists per game (3.15) and points per game (9.85). The Blue Devils scored four or more goals in a game on five occasions during the 2016 season and had seven players finish with double figure points.

“I am truly grateful and excited to be named the head coach at The Ohio State University,” said Martin. “You come to a place like Ohio State to work with some of the best student-athletes in the world. I am looking forward to bringing my playing and coaching experiences, as well as my love for this sport, to the team. I can’t wait to get started.

“I would like to thank Shaun Richard, Gene Smith and the search committee for giving me this opportunity. They believe in my vision for this program and understand what I will bring to this team every day as we play to compete in the Big Ten and national scene. My hope is that our student-athletes walk away from their experience at Ohio State with a deep love for this program, their teammates and this university.”

Since his first season in 2007, Duke amassed a record of 124-79 as Martin helped guide the program to seven NCAA Tournament appearances and Final Four berths in 2013 and 2015 (the 2013 squad played in the NCAA championship game). During that time, Duke produced 16 All-Americans, 32 All-South honorees and 19 All-ACC picks. He was promoted to associate head coach before the 2013 season.