Doug Martin enters his fourth year as a volunteer coach with the Nebraska cross country and track and field teams. Previously, Martin spent four seasons with the Husker track and field program, serving as the director of operations for home meets, as well as a recruiting coordinator.
Martin served as a head high school track and field coach for 33 years, including 23 years as the head coach at North Platte High School before joining Nebraska.
In that time, Martin was elected to the Athletic Hall of Fame at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2001, and he received the Nebraska Coaches Association Binnie & Dutch Award for outstanding contribution to high school track and field in 2000.
Martin was a meet director for numerous high school track and field and cross country meets. He coached two teams to Nebraska Class B state high school track and field championships at Gothenburg High School in 1971 and 1972, and two cross country teams to Class A runner-up finishes at North Platte High School in 1977 and 1978. He and his wife Susan, have three children, Matt, Jennifer and Michael. Matt is currently an assisant coach with the Nebraska track and field team and serves as the team's recruiting coordinator.