Strength and Conditioning
Jerry Martin is in his 19th year at the University of Connecticut. He
coordinates workout activities for all of UConn’s 24 varsity teams, including
the immediate direction of the strength and conditioning program for the Husky
He is a certified Level I coach from the United States
Weightlifting Federation and is also certified by the National Strength and
Conditioning Association (NSCA). Martin was a finalist for the NSCA National
Strength Coach of the Year in both 1994 and 2001. He has also served as the head
strength coach for the USA national field hockey team that won the bronze medal
at the 1994 World Cup.
Martin is a 1978 graduate of Syracuse with a degree in
psychology, who later earned a second degree from Syracuse in social work in
1980. He earned his master’s in exercise testing and training from UConn in 1986
and has since done doctoral course work in exercise physiology. He was a
four-year member of the Orangemen football team where he played alongside Randy
Edsall. Prior to coming back to Connecticut in 1990, Martin spent three years as
the strength coach at Yale University.
A native of East Eden, N.Y., Martin and his wife, Diane,
currently reside in Willington, Conn., with their two daughters, Kristina (21)
and Rachele (19).