Martin Signs 5-year Contract
Martin Signs 5-year Contract
“Frank and his staff have done a tremendous job of elevating our men’s basketball program into one of the best in both the Big 12 and in the nation,” said Krause. “We have great confidence in his ability to guide our basketball program and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship.”
The contract states a base salary of $180,000 with a total compensation package of $760,000, which includes television, radio and internet appearances, shoe and apparel sponsorships and other services.
“This is a day of great pride and joy for me and my family,” said Martin. “It is great to share this day with the wonderful people of K-State. I am extremely grateful to Dr. Jon Wefald and Bob Krause for the opportunity to lead the basketball program at such a great university."
In his first season at the helm, Martin guided
Martin is just the third coach at Kansas State to post 20 wins in his first season, joining Lon Kruger (20; 1986-87) and his mentor, Bob Huggins (23; 2006-07), while he joins Huggins as the only rookie coaches to achieve 10 conference wins. Martin was one of only eight first-year coaches to take his team to the NCAA Tournament in 2007-08 and joins
Under Martin’s tutelage, Michael Beasley posted one of the greatest seasons ever by a college freshman in NCAA history, as he averaged 26.2 points and 12.4 rebounds per game in earning National Player of the Year honors from both CBS Sports.com and Rivals.com and National Freshman of the Year honors from CBS Sports.com, Rivals.com, CollegeHoops.net, The Sporting News and U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). Beasley became just the second player in
In addition, Martin helped mentor freshman forward Bill Walker, who was named a third team freshman All-American by both CBS Sports.com and CollegeHoops.net and freshman All-American by CollegeInsider.com this past season. He was named to the All-Big 12 second team by the Kansas City Star and third team selection by both the league coaches and The Associated Press.
Martin was hired as the 23rd head men’s basketball coach in school history on April 9, 2007 after spending one season as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator for head coach Bob Huggins at
The 2006-07 season also saw
In his two-year affiliation with the program, Martin has helped Kansas State post back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time in nearly 20 years, while the 20 conference victories are the most in a two-year span since the program compiled 22 during the 1975-76 and 1976-77 seasons.
Martin joined the Kansas State staff on April 5, 2006, after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at Cincinnati, first for Bob Huggins in 2004-05 and then for Andy Kennedy in 2005-06. He helped guide the Bearcats to a 46-21 (.686) overall record and back-to-back postseason appearances from 2004-06, including a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2005.
Before joining Huggins’ staff at Cincinnati in 2004, Martin spent four seasons as an assistant coach at Northeastern from 2000 to 2004, where he helped the Huskies post their first winning season in eight years in 2002-03 and their highest win total (19) in 11 seasons in 2003-04.
Prior to entering the college ranks in 2000, Martin spent 15 years in the high school coaching ranks in
A native of