Patriots News · Jeff Martin honored by colleagues

Old Mill’s Jeff Martin honored by colleagues

Prep Notebook Bob Hough

It’s always feels good to be recognized by your peers.

For Old Mill athletic director Jeff Martin, recent recognition came in the form of an award voted on by the county’s athletic directors.

Martin was recently named the District V Athletic Director of the Year, as selected by the Anne Arundel County Athletic Administrators. Martin will receive his award at the Maryland State Athletic Directors Association conference in Ocean City on April 25.

“It’s a nice honor, especially when it comes from your colleagues,” Martin said. “We’re lucky to have a great group of athletic directors in the county.”

Martin, a 1988 Old Mill graduate, has coached soccer, baseball and softball at his alma mater. He began teaching at the Millersville school in 2000 and was named assistant athletic director in 2012 following the retirement of Bruce Lawton. Martin then took over as athletic director in 2015 following the death of Craig White.

As baseball coach at Old Mill, Martin helped develop Josh Hader, who is now considered one of the top relief pitchers in Major League Baseball.

“I feel that Jeff is well deserving of District V Athletic Director of the Year. Jeff does a great job of supporting Old Mill’s student-athletes as well as all of the coaches,” said Heather Arnold, assistant athletic director at Old Mill. “Jeff puts in a lot of his time at Old Mill making sure the facilities are in good shape so that the teams are able to compete with the top teams in the state. I feel that Jeff supports his coaches at all times and is always available when needed.”

Martin is just the fourth athletic director at the school, joining Jim Dillon, Lawton and White.

“All the coaches that make up the staff at Old Mill are a special group of people,” Martin said. “They do a great job and it makes my job easier.”