Martin new college assistant coach

Published 10:19 am Thursday, August 2, 2018

Richard Bland College of William & Mary (Va.) head men’s basketball coach Preston Beverly has announced the appointment of Raheem Martin and Vincent Thibodeau as the program’s new assistant men’s basketball coaches.

Martin, a Mocksville native, was an assistant coach at Greensboro College during 2017-18, also serving as the junior varsity head coach for the Pride. He is a 2016 graduate of Greensboro College with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

“Raheem is not only an amazing young coach but will be an even better mentor for our student-athletes,” said Beverly. “His tireless work ethic on the recruiting trail, attention to detail in on-court training and in-game situational IQ are all attributes that will benefit our program. We are truly fortunate to be able to attract such a bright rising star in the profession.”

Martin started 74 of 90 career games at Greensboro from 2011-15, totaling 467 points, 381 rebounds, 116 assists and 85 blocks, which ranks third all-time for the Pride. He helped the program to 64 wins, including back-to-back appearances in the USA South Conference championship game (2011-12, 2012-13). Martin was the USA South Defensive Player of the Year in 2013-14, the same year he was awarded the team’s Pride Award, while a USA South Sportsmanship Award recipient in 2013-14 and 2014-15. He led the league in steals and blocks during his junior and senior seasons.

“I would like to thank Coach Beverly and Richard Bland College for the amazing opportunity to join such an immensely successful program,” said Martin.  “I know there is a lot of hard work that needs to be done during this transition to an NJCAA Division I program, but I’m looking forward to tackling them head on and continuing the history of success at Richard Bland.”

Martin was as a graduate assistant coach at Greensboro College during 2015-16, before serving as the basketball varsity assistant coach and junior varsity head coach at Carver High in Winston-Salem during 2016-17.  He was also the golf head coach at Carver during spring 2017.

Martin has trained numerous athletes during the offseason, most notably his younger twin brothers Caleb and Cody Martin, who led Nevada to the 2018 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.